Talking about yourself, at this point, should be limited, and related to the person you're interested in.**Bonus advice: Never, for the love of god, describe yourself (whether in your profile, or in messages) as a "kick-ass" ANYTHING. A few years back, the OKCupid blog posted a really helpful index of what kinds of messages get responses — and which ones don't.
Let me tell you, nobody on that site is reading it. There's lots of good stuff here — write using real words and real sentences; don't compliment their looks up front; bring up specific interests.
You’ll learn more about each other and your connection in 30 minutes of meeting one another After going back and forth, try to escalate the communication to the real world by simply saying, “I really think we have some things in common and I would love to get to know more about you.
Would you mind exchanging phone numbers and talking on the phone?
There is nothing worse than reading a joke that isn't funny and then having the fact that it isn't funny, but that somehow someone else thinks it is, explained to you.
If your joke isn't funny to that person, it's either a) not funny at all, or b) not funny to him/her. In the middle of this city you're walking around in, surrounded by thousands and millions of people walking, you fear you might be the only one who likes walking?
What follows are some of the things I learned during that time about sending effective online dating messages:1. On most dating sites, your profile photo will show up shrunken next to the message. Just like you would on Twitter or Quora, pick an avatar image that's iconic and sparks curiosity.