You’ve done all you can, and at least you weren’t a jerk about it.I’m sure there are a couple of people you’ve received messages from that you outright ignored or didn’t really want to reply to. The good news is, almost 50 million people have tried online dating, so you’ll never run out of people you can message. No traditional greeting at least earns the reply rate of 27%.Overall, more informal standard greetings did very well.However, don’t wait too long (e.g, a week) because you’ll risk getting lost in the shuffle even more.
But I’ve come to believe that men, specifically, say they want funny and original. But I wonder if there’s anything more to it than my own personal experience.But what good is sending a message if you can’t even get an initial response? We’re sharing 7 online dating message tips that will actually get you somewhere. You’ll want your first impression to do just that—make an impression. Statistics show that the 3 most popular ways to greet someone in an online dating message were actually bad beginnings.These top 3 intros to avoid include “hi,” “hey,” and “hello.” Sorry if these have been your go-to’s, but it’s time to switch things up.Well, you can start by remembering these three basic rules: It’s not that “You’ve got a great smile, let’s go out sometime” is a bad opener. I read your profile and thought it was really amazing. So please look at my profile and if you like what I had to say, write back to me when you get a chance. If you’re too complimentary in that initial email, you can come off as desperate and needy. Still, the question remains: how do you say something original and flirty?Yours, Evan Every line of this message can be thrown out. Because anyone whom you contact knows by virtue of you writing to them that a) you liked their profile, b) you liked their photo and c) you’d like a reply. That, my friends, is what separates the most successful online daters from the rest of the pack. In this case, I’ve written them for men replying to women, but the steps are applicable to everyone: Every word of it.Your crush might’ve just plain forgotten to reply, and so he or she might actually appreciate a friendly reminder.