Some of you are getting the hang of online dating & some of you are still bombing out.
I've written several threads on the subject, including: initial contact messages, setting up a profile & what kind of pictures you need.
Here are the most recent examples of messages I've gotten, but this time using OKC.
These girls messaged ME first... Here's what they wrote:
Ok you win love the pics.. you look like you would be a ton of fun!!
I definitely appreciate a guy with no shirtless bathroom pic in their profile. Even better, no shirtless pic cuddling your cat or dog. Now that's super awkward. I mean, what are those guys really trying so say about their relationship with their pet? Hilldale is a little too far away from where I live, but I thought I'd say good morning & you have a funny/interesting profile. Good luck here on OKC!
Hi. I was looking for a shirtless bathroom picture of you. I'll check back later.
Hooray for the "no shirtless photo" man!
You seem like fun and I like to have fun. Also yay team Edward!! Love the beach too....so fortunate to be a stones throw from Lake MI!!
Check out my profile and let's chat more!!
Love your profile! Definitely made me laugh, much more entertaining than the usual profile
Hello. Love the profile, and appreciate the lack of shirtless pics. What's up with that, anyway?
Love your profile, thank you for sharing! I'm guessing you will not be on this site long
Cute profile. Ever make your way to Virginia?
I like your pictures and profile.
Omg... your profile is hysterical! hahaha... thanks for the laughs.. But beyond that, you seem really cool too. And AAANNNDDDD you live just minutes away! Will miracles ever cease? I hope not.. :P
OMG you were not lying you are a funny man or more like hilarious! I was really laughing while reading it. Very unique and awesome!
Welcome to freezing cold Michigan!
Then, I sent one....
My initial message to this girl who "replies very selectively:" (Who was online at the time.)
I dig the spunky / sassy attitude & the mention of EOS.
What's your favorite scent/flavor of those? (I'm kinda partial to watermelon.)
Also- I have to disagree with you about something.
Knowledge isn't power... APPLICATION of knowledge is. ;o)~ heehee!
Hope you're staying warm during this snowy winter we're having.
Her Reply: (about 30 min later)
Sorry it took me so long to get back with you, I was busy reading my future husbands profile! I have a smile that even plastic surgery can't remove right now!!!
Again, all of these are from today.
Yes there are a few from girls I'm not interested in, but there are some from girls I AM interested in.
The thing is, when you differentiate yourself from all the other guys, you WILL get success. It's like Fishing with dynamite!
If you compare MY message in the above example, to the list of crappy messages guys send from my thread here, you should have a better idea of what works & what doesn't.
I just wanted to give you guys some encouragement & inspiration.
Don't give up!