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Online Dating: Questions to Ask Men

Online Dating: Questions to Ask Men

I’m all for women taking the initiative when it comes to online dating.

I think that there are a lot of women out there who create a profile, then wait for men to come to them. And invariably, they do. But the problem is that a lot of these guys might not be considered a perfect match (to put it lightly).

If you are nodding your head at this scenario, maybe it’s about time you took the bull by the horns and started reaching out to a few guys that you like the look of. If you think that this would be a good idea but are not sure where to start, keep reading!

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Online Dating Email Tips

Online Dating: Email Tips

As I have said on more than one occasion, your profile is by far your most important “asset” when it comes to the world of online dating. A good profile can make all the difference.

However, sending interesting and unique messages and emails does come in close second. If you can portray yourself effectively via email, it can make up for some shortcomings in your profile. But if you have a good profile but come across as boring (or even worse, creepy) in your messages, you’ll struggle to get many dates.

Whilst you shouldn’t try to be someone you’re not when communicating with a potential match, you should put your best foot forward. With that in mind, today I want to cover the most important tips — emailing etiquette, if you will — that you should bear in mind when emailing.

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How to Start an Online Dating Conversation

Online Dating: How to Start a Conversation

You’ve found someone who could be a great match.

You find them attractive, their profile is interesting, you seem to have shared interests…what more could you want in terms of a prospective partner?

So the next step is of course sending them a message (please, don’t bother winking). And this is the point at which you may freeze up. What should you say? How should you start the conversation?

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Tips for Conversation Starters

Online Dating: Conversation Starters

She chuckles politely at your quip, and looks down at her drink. A small silence starts to develop, and a creeping panic begins to develop.

What do I say next?

What do I say whilst I’m thinking of something to say?

I’m thinking right now, and all the time that I am thinking, nothing is being said.

She must think I’m boring — that I have nothing more of value to add to the conversation.

And that silence just keeps on growing…

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How to Write Irresistible Openers

Online Dating Openers

There’s nothing quite like a good icebreaker when it comes to online dating, is there?

A perfect mix of words that engages with a potential match – something that sparks their interest. Something that they can’t help but respond to.

That’s what many think the key to online dating is – nail your opener, and you’re golden. But whilst an opener is in reality just another cog in the engine, learning to open well can make a big difference in the response rate to your first messages.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few guidelines that I like to adhere to when writing openers.

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