They copy and paste their entire profile (or something close) and want a reply.
Then a short time later they will send almost the exact same thing again.
But, based on my experience on another site, the things that help are: - if he mentions something specific from my profile (it shows he didn't just send a form email out to fifty different women), - a modestly self deprecating sense of humor, - writing more than one or two sentences, but not such a long message that I will have nothing left to learn about him if we do meet in person ;-)The best part of that email is that it could be cut and paste, and sent to anyone...
There's no indication that he got beyond your picture. I also don't even try if their profile doesn't inspire me. All positive.~ David As most of the ladies have said - mentioning something from their profile that attracted you, the interests you have in common, that they have an attractive smile - keep it light.....3 worst one-liner emails I have ever had: I like big women with big boobsdo you fu*k?
Smart and witty is a good way to go, but really only if you are normally smart and witty, not too long, but not too short. OP, there really is no one-size-fits-all advice on this because every gal you're writing to, has a different idea of what a great introductory email would be.
A couple/few short paragraphs is usually what I shoot for. Just be yourself and let her know what caught your eye. I got this one recently: Hi, You have a very nice profile. And yes I do have to admit that you have exquisite looks, specially your eyes are very attractive and you have a distinctly sensual smile..
I won't share personal communication with you, but I will tell you this: The best ones I've gotten are ones that have commented about SPECIFIC things in my profile..not in the first two sentences of it...pretty far down.I know they had to have read the whole thing... But, if you do get any responses, you really should have asked the moreimportant question.
What did they do, and what ultimately became of it?
Of course great to one person could be horrible to another.
Kind of like going to a fortune teller, where they tell you in generic terms exactly what you want to hear. That doesn't mean it has to be long or even descriptive. When I do, I mention what the vibe was, and where I think it came from. I make sure that I can back up everything I say with a reason why I said it, simply by telling the truth and being self-aware. I could teach you the Karma Sutra(note it is actually Kama Sutra).
And the pic may well have come from a Versace ad... I mention my intentions, and my curiosity as to her interests, or if she mentions them, I look for shared interests, or ones that she mentions and which I hope to experience (besides sex and all the other ones you shouldn't mention). I always wonder what these mens mothers would say if they knew they acted like this.
Good manners is never amiss when contacting a lady.
After this opening and reading the very, very generic mail I seriously expected you to end on "...otherwise I would have been offended by his obvious, artificial smoothness and lack of thought." The only good thing about it was the spelling and grammar.