Internet dating greeting
Maybe saying hi at a party works just fine, but online daters aren’t so easily wooed.
According to Ok Cupid, “Saying ‘Hey’ in a first message is almost equivalent to saying nothing — this greeting has an 84% chance of being completely ignored.” That first exchange sets the tone for the rest of the relationship, so you should go beyond one-word openers and say something to give your date a laugh.
According to Buzzfeed, sending a GIF on Tinder increases your likelihood of getting a response by 30%. ” In a funny first message, the online dater shows interest in Michaela’s pictures, pays a compliment to her dog, asks a solid question, and makes a flirtatious suggestion.
“This is very serious business,” the online dater warned in the message.
“I would advise you not to take my message lightly or you might anger my boss Poseidon, lord of the seas.” A GIF is an easy and amusing way to start a conversation on a dating app.
It doesn’t take a razor sharp wit, but it still shows off your creativity.
I don’t know if he won the girl over or not, but he made me laugh with his arresting anecdote. It just takes a little trial and error to acquire some stand-by icebreakers.
Match suggests asking a “Would you rather” question to get a date’s attention.