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.Dream3vil, an Ok Cupid user in Medford, New Jersey, took an original approach to his first message.
On a dating site, a generic message is the kiss of death. ” and what I hear is “Please feel free to delete this message.
I don’t care enough to try.” Impersonal greetings are just lazy, and I don’t have time to respond to hundreds of identical “sups” from people who may or may not be interested in me personally.
“Your account will be CLOSED unless you reply to this message with your name, phone number, your favorite flower, how many Cheetos you can fit in your mouth at once (just curious), and if you prefer Chinese or Italian cuisine.” The messenger playfully asked for a phone number, implied plans for a date, and showed creativity with a unique format for a side-splitting message.
“This is very serious business,” the online dater warned in the message.
When asked what the book was about, he answered, “Well it’s a phone book. The girl actually did respond with her phone number.
Sure, she gave him her dad’s number as well, but at least it’s something.
But it pays to show you’re not simply copy and pasting a message to everyone online. Online Dating Advice came up with some hilarious and unique messages to catch someone’s attention — including one claiming the person is too attractive for the dating site.
“I deeply regret that it is my unfortunate duty to bring it to your attention that you are above and beyond our maximum standards for looks,” the example message reads.
“I showed him your picture and explained what Ok Cupid was,” the online dater wrote.