Sending the first message on a dating site
Does this human, with thoughts and feelings like mine, want or really need my opinion of them?
But while a joke — even a stolen one — is better than sliding into someone’s inbox with a vanilla “hey,” nailing that perfect opening line is... Did you thumb yes while you were drunk, feeling lonely, curious, or bored?One of my favorite lines, given to me from a colleague, is just using a person’s name with an exclamation point. ” is friendly without being creepy; it’s sort of personalized, but also takes zero effort.Sam Biddle wrote a (RIP) piece on the only line you’d ever need: “There she is.” (I personally find this creepy, but maybe it’s the GIF that greets you when you open the page.) Biddle reports overall success.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.
Instantly, I’d learned that this person had actually looked at my profile and was dorky enough to correctly identify the pokémon casually sitting on my bookshelf.