No Form letters! – Come on, be original. People don’t
want to read a long, impersonal memo that you’ve emailed to everyone online.
It’s not gonna work. Take the time to read someone’s profile. Find something
that interests or intrigues you about them, and comment on it. Who knows what
kind of conversation you can spark.
Correct your spelling! –
You want to meet intelligent, thoughtful people. They do too. If you don’t know
how to spell something, break out the dictionary. OK, the occasional error is
tolerable, but people can spot a pattern starting to evolve. By the way,
“You’re” = You are. “Your” = belonging to you.
No Rude Emails! – Please refrain from sending rude or
sexually charged remarks when introducing yourself. Once you find out more
about the other person, and you know they’re comfortable with you, then by all
means fire away. But if you’re looking to score points, then looking to score
too fast may not be the best option.
The Big Delete! When you send someone an email and they
delete you without responding, don’t take it personally. They just don’t like
you! We’re only kidding. Remember that people are extremely busy. And
especially women get bombarded with emails. People sometimes don’t have time to
read them all, let alone respond to every single one. So don’t take offense.
And don’t leave a nasty note it makes you look too insecure to date. Also,
remember this: People are attracted to other people for a variety of reasons,
most of which we can’t explain ourselves. So chill out, move on and look for
someone who will appreciate the real you. There are plenty of fish in the sea!