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.
So then what do you do once you’ve messaged someone? Either have patience or set your sights on something new, such the thousands of other single people who could reciprocate interest.
Overall, more informal standard greetings did very well.
The goal is to start a conversation, not ask a one-sided or super general question such as, “what’s up? ” Data shows that avoiding physical compliments will benefit you in the end.
While this advice holds true for both sexes, it is mostly directed at men, considering they are more likely to mention looks.
Correctly written but otherwise everyday words such as “don’t” and “won’t” (notice they include the appropriate apostrophe) have nicely above average response rates of 36% and 37%. In this case, the “no netspeak” rule isn’t set in stone, since expressions of amusement are in fact accepted.
Go ahead and use “haha” and “lol” as you please, because both turned out in the sender’s favor with 45% and 41% reply rates.
Although, as we all know, people normally enjoy compliments, they’re not as big on pick-up lines.