You have spent hours searching through profiles on the online dating website that you have joined. You see the person that you want to get to know better. There is a button on the profile that says send message. Your fingers freeze over the mouse. There is a knot in your stomach. What are you going to say to this person that you are interested in?
Sending a first message when it comes to online dating can be just as nerve wracking as walking up to a person in a bar. Now before you back away from the computer and think that you are not cut out for this, let me tell you sending off that first message is not something to worry about. So lets get to writing it.
Keep It Casual
One of the best things to do when sending the first message when online dating is to keep it casual. Write like you were talking to the person. Just picture them sitting next to and that is the way that you should type. You can start the message out with the greeting of hi and go from their.
Make it Personal
There are people on online dating websites that use form letters to make first contact with someone. This is not the way to go. You want to make the message that you write as personal as possible. You can tell the person what you saw in their profile that made you want to contact them. Perhaps it is a love of the same sports team or that you can both not cook.
Keep the Conversation Going
One of the best ways to make sure that you get more then a one word reply to your message is to finish off your message by asking a couple of questions. This should not be like interviewing someone, you should ask a couple of fun questions in with others.
By following this basic method, you will easily and quickly be able to send off messages to all of the online dating profiles that interest you. You might send out a few of these initial messages to profiles that interest you and get no response. This does not meant that you are sending out a bad first message. It just means that the person might have found someone to date. You should always keep sending out those initial meetings when you are online dating and wait for the sparks to happen.