Tell what you like about yourself – or your friends like about you. I don’t want to date a man who talks about distrusting women in his profile.
An effective approach is to say you enjoyed his or her pictures and profile, noting an aspect or two that stood out.
Then suggest he or she check out your profile, and if there's a reciprocal interest, you hope to be in touch.
If you do like what you see and read, and are interested in moving forward, answer back with a short note.
Express appreciation for the contact, cite something you liked from his or her pictures/profile, suggest a phone call, sign with your real first name and, if you're comfortable, cell phone number. Just remember, it works both ways: if you ignore some of the people who contacted you, you can't get upset when you don't hear back from some of those you approach. One important note: no matter who made the first move, don't let the process drag on.
When you get to the “add a profile picture” part, look for the button that says ‘upload from computer.’ Click that and the search feature lets you locate the photo on your hard drive. You will be able to designate one for your main image. It shows up in the little snapshot of your profile.
You want a sentence that makes him or her want to read more. Don’t list of all the things you don’t want in a partner.
I’m going to help you get started with a brief step-by-step: 1.
Get an email address that doesn’t use your full name. At some point you’ll begin corresponding ‘off-site’ via email, rather than through the dating site’s message board, and you’ll want to protect your anonymity – initially, at least.
Sign your email with your real first name, which adds a more personal touch, and click SEND. You've got to put as many people as reasonably possible into the funnel, because you'll lose some at each step along the way.