Internet dating emails signing off
Ideally, write it before you leave the house to do something interesting. Have fun writing your emails, and enjoy the process of meeting someone new.
That way you’ll be in a positive mood, you won’t be tempted to write too much, and you’ll be too busy to keep checking for a reply. And when you do, we’ll be pleased to receive an email from you, telling us all about it.
Specific information does more than make you sound interesting – it also gives potential dates something to write to you about.
“I asked my friend to describe me, and here’s what he wrote…” is a cop-out.
Instead of saying that you like sunsets, mention the best sunset you’ve ever seen.
State which tracks you enjoy, and your favourite place to see your friends.
A picture-less ad says: “I am so ugly I didn’t want to risk a photo,” “I am married,” or “I am on the run from Broadmoor.” Everyone who likes your main photo will want to see more. Whether you’re a man or a woman, an unnatural photo with your shirt off makes you look desperate and/or only interested in sex. This is a cruel fact of life for online dating beginners, especially men. Likewise, you won’t “keep them keen” by making them wait days for a reply. Don’t allow an email conversation to drag on for weeks without a date.
They’re looking for someone with brown eyes, short hair, between 5’10” and 6′, from west London, and so on. First, they make the writer sound like a control freak.
Second, they sound like an exact description of the writer’s ex.
Tailor it to their interests or their work, or even one of their photos.
Ask open questions that require more than a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ reply, because these are more interesting to answer.
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