Online Dating – What Should You Say on Your First Contact?

It is important and comforting to remember that whatever dating site you join everyone on the site is very much in the same boat as you. They are all single adults, and they are all looking to make a connection. In sales terms they would be termed a warm prospect, meaning that they are ready to read and maybe respond to your contact. All you have to do is send them a message. However it needs to be a message that will make the other them write back.

Your first message to a potential date should be friendly, and without revealing any personal details should give an impression of your personality, interests, and background. You can also ask them to read your profile. but don’t stop at that, it is better to give some tidbits right there in the message. You should also take one or two things from their profile to indicate that you may have some interests or things that you both share.

Without being to clinical you should treat yourself as a product, and your first contact is your sales pitch. So interest you potential date and make them want to make that return contact. Include a call to action, that is ask them to reply or ask them to look at your profile. Try to include a bit of humor don’t be too dry and factual.

Of course, there is no correct way to approach this, but following the above guidelines will go a long way to making your first contact successful. Good luck, I hope this helps some of you to overcome that first hurdle.