Women are easily scared away online, so you should avoid saying anything remotely controversial or predatory.
Stick to neutral subjects — like mentioning a common ground you share based on something you read in her profile.
You just have to try different things and see what works for you. They matter more than anything else..place most of your focus on that.
A good rule of thumb: if you aren’t available for a date within 7 days of sending the message, don’t send it.
The protocol can be daunting, especially to someone new to the game.
With the beginning of a new year, we figured there's no better time to ask online dating experts to share their tips for success.
NOT-SO-SMOOTH OPERATOR The scenario: “I recently received a message that said, ‘Damn you’re a pretty white girl, you into muscular black men?
’” — Kristen, 27 The problem..the solution: Aside from the obvious inappropriate nature of the comment to a complete stranger, men should never mention their physical characteristics or their own body parts in an introductory message.