Seriously, your pictures are all a girl has to go on to determine whether or not you are an axe murderer/pedophile/stalker.
Care about taking high quality shots and coming off as a put-together gentleman.
There is nothing worse than reading a joke that isn't funny and then having the fact that it isn't funny, but that somehow someone else thinks it is, explained to you.
If your joke isn't funny to that person, it's either a) not funny at all, or b) not funny to him/her. In the middle of this city you're walking around in, surrounded by thousands and millions of people walking, you fear you might be the only one who likes walking?
By commenting on something that they have written in a jokey way, you are showing that you have a sense of humour and it is also nice to compliment someone’s personality in this way.
The message also emphasises a common interest in horse riding and ends with a friendly question, which would encourage the person to reply.
“Hi James, I really like your profile and you made me laugh with your comment about the kind of girls you usually meet.
I’m not too into the tangoed look myself, but I do usually have a tan in the summer from being out in the field with my horse.
All these openers have gotten responses for me personally and for many of my clients. If anybody has other openers that work well for them online, post them in the comments.
It's presumptuous to list a bunch of unrequested information about yourself in your message, because doing so assumes that this person already thinks of you as a candidate.
Instead, as with good tip #5, use the message to ask about him/her.
You mentioned that you’re learning to ride, have you had many lessons?
x Suzie” A message like the one above shows that you have taken the time to read the person’s profile and are not just contacted hundreds of people with the same message.