"However, once you decide to email an interesting guy, you may find yourself thinking, "What do I say to him?
"A good online dating email should have four components: a greeting, an attempt to establish a connection, a request to chat and a closing.1. As I discuss in , good manners are often lacking in today's email and texting culture.
I was going to write about something else today -- I have a couple of big-concept posts I've been meaning to write up and get around to -- but, heck, the last post I put up was a big-concept post so I figured let's have a quick breather from that and get something a little lighter up first. I've been all too guilty of this myself -- sending super-long messages.
This topic came up as I got to an email from a reader. And what I found was that I was often disappointed -- I'd put all this time and effort into a monster of a message, and then... There are a bunch of lessons I eventually took away from those experiences that I'll share with you today.
Men often have to write 50 emails to get perhaps two responses.
If they want their emails to be responded to, they must make them personalized.
I would read someones profile quickly and review their photos and find something to write about to them.
I don't usually start off a post with the impact points right at the beginning.
But I want to lay these out first -- because they're so vital to solid message writing -- and we'll get into the "whys" and the "hows" in a moment.
I wanted to show that I did read their profile and I wanted to compliment them on something personal about them. I tried to include something that I thought helped them get to know me and my “situation” a little bit without going to far.
In the sample below I wrote that I am raising my daughter.