What to say in an email on a dating site

I just began using and get lots of winks and have had a few first emails.

But when they respond, their answers are short and not too informative or don’t seem to offer much to move things forward.

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.

We’ve all had times where we felt we couldn’t live up to someone’s expectations and describing your ideal date so rigidly can do exactly that.

Saying you want a non-smoker with a good sense of humour is fine, but mentioning that you’d also like them to love animals, look like a catwalk model, earn millions and be passionate about sci-fi is a little too far.

Why do women only respond to a small percentage of emails? Let’s say you were asked to select one of the cows in the field to pet.

More like “what do you want to know” when I haven’t asked the questions along those lines.

I generally say I like the same things (I get specific), tell briefly about myself and invite them to email me back. To me, it’s a little odd that their responses are so short but I will say that getting contacts/winks/responses is a good thing.

If we wanted to read your profile, we'd have gone to it.

An online dating message is not the same (thank GOD) as a job application.

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