Online dating gives you a bit of an advantage in that you can strategically plan that first message so it hits home with a bit of a punch.
Unlike an everyday face to face meeting where the words just tumble from your mouth in no apparent order.
Strange how in the world of dating we have always been told that self confidence is extremely attractive, but the opposite holds true with regards to online dating.
Putting yourself down or being a little shy or awkward can come across rather endearing.
While everybody enjoys compliments on their looks, focusing too much on physical looks seems to imply shallowness.
Messages using words like will more often than not end up getting deleted immediately.
Extensive research into online dating statistics show that there are some set rules that we all need to follow.
Surprisingly, though, come across as run of the mill and perhaps a bit boring.
So while you should avoid using netspeak too much, using slang or an unusual greeting is considered a great move.
I know this is not marketing school but, like a marketer, you are trying to reel someone in.
And just like an ad agency makes a call to action, you can too, by simply asking about an interest or even suggesting a dinner date.