This will help spark an idea about where to take the message.Bonus: you’ll find out if you truly want to message this person or if they’re just drawing you in with their physical appearance.The format is simple: Here are a few examples: Though the message is short, it creates a commonality and allows for a dialogue to easily start.Of course, finding your own tone and voice will definitely help too.But did you know that one in three couples now find love online?In this fast-paced, social media-dependent world, we rely on the Internet for everything – from keeping in touch with old school friends and career networking to ordering takeaways and finding a cat-sitter for that weekend away.Here’s the deal with the messaging thing, a lot of people have their own theories on how it works, what works best, etc. Others try pick-up-artist “negging.” Some send ridiculously long messages about their background and their overall philosophy and what they’re currently doing with their lives.
I sometimes wonder what the senders of opening lines like “hey” “hi” or “what’s up? Are they attempting to convey how supremely chill they are? By now you should have noticed that all of the sample openers we’ve suggested are questions.
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About the Author: Krystal Baugher Krystal Baugher lives in Denver, Colorado.
This past week alone I’ve gotten enough poorly executed messages to make me want to curl up in a ball of being-alone-forever.
I try not to lose hope that there can be some genuine connections made through meeting someone off of the internet. I have even made several lasting friends from some of my experiences.