Instead, start by saying what caught your eye about their profile.
The easiest way to start a conversation with anyone new is to ask a question, so include one.
Tailor it to their interests or their work, or even one of their photos.
Ask open questions that require more than a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ reply, because these are more interesting to answer.
Struggling to think of the right thing to say to an attractive match?
Here’s match.com’s relationship expert Kate Taylor with dating advice on how to give great copy.
Anyone who’s ever dated online has had that moment – the blinking cursor, the empty text box, the racing heart, and the brain so temporarily empty, it has tumbleweed running through it. Make yourself a soothing cup of tea, and we’ll talk about how to do it right.
This is basic, but sometimes daters forget that the first thing a match will do when they receive an interesting email is click on the profile of the person who sent it.
If your profile is half-finished, or Arctic in its brevity, or doesn’t include photos, most likely you won’t receive a reply. Again, don’t panic – it doesn’t have to be the best, most perfect subject line in the history of email. If your match mentions loving a specific film, use a quote from it as your subject.
If they love a certain stand-up comic, use the beginning of one of their jokes (Google is your friend at times like these).