Joke with caution Everyone thinks they’re looking for love with someone who can make them laugh, but the truth is that at first, humour is hard to get right – especially if you tend to be dry or sarcastic.
Be warm, but be wary of being too weird with your jokes unless you’re absolutely certain that they’re on the same page as you.
“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.
An original, person-specific joke makes you stand out among vague come-ons.
I know what you’re thinking — yes, this takes a bit more time, thought, and effort.
If you’re nervous of going overboard, write a draft and get a close, caring friend to act as editor.
Never spam The only thing worse than a 5000 word message that mentions future grandchildren is a five word message that says “Hey there sexy, what’s up?
Smile, think of all the good reasons to share your life with someone and focus on fun.Admittedly they might not start off as gushing billet doux, but when you start communicating with possible partners, you have to remember that you could have each other at “Hello [smiley emoji]”.The first messages are packed with potential – it’s incredibly exciting, and slightly scary.So how do you make the best impression possible and fan the flames of romance in an era when most of us are more comfortable with a GIF keyboard than a calligrapher’s quill? Be optimistic Before you write anything down, make sure that you’re feeling cheerful and dating with a positive mental attitude.If you bring negativity to the table, you’ll never get a response.Keep it brief When you’re enthusiastic about a possible match, it can be too easy to write paragraphs on the potential you think your relationship has, the places you’d like to take them and the levels of passion you’re capable of bringing to a romance.