Re: The classic "Hey"
Women think that you should chase them. That's how the game is typically played and that's what they expect. So when a woman messages you it's an ioi, but it's not going to open the conversation up.
Solution? If a HB you're interested in sends you a message like "Hey" to start the conversation, you send her basically an opener. Something that will break the ice and get things moving along.
You're already in a better position than if you had sent her a cold opener because she has sent you a message. Just getting a message from a HB in the online world is a major IOI.
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