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.
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.
No traditional greeting at least earns the reply rate of 27%.
Overall, more informal standard greetings did very well.
Although, as we all know, people normally enjoy compliments, they’re not as big on pick-up lines.
This especially holds true in situations when you have not met in person.
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.
Express your interest in their profile, and add in a question or two about things you share in common.