This is a general question. I have good openers online. If they don't result in a response, they at least have a look at my profile. Can't win everyone over.

My question is how do I keep up being you know, not like every other guy in the online conversation? I mean, after I open and introduce myself, I usually go into something normal and boring like "Tell me about yourself" which doesn't always result in a reply... I was thinking of changing up to something more like, observing something from their profile, and making a kind of teasing joke about it?

What do you guys think?