I have a profile on POF.com and have approached about 10 women so far. I generally give a short (1-2) line that references her profile, followed with an invitation to look at mine and respond if interested. I have had two responses that led to banter. The first went back and forth over a couple of days, and I invited her to meet at a coffee shop. That was the end of the conversation and it made me skittish until a few days ago.
The next one I had a nice chat through about 5 rounds at lunch today, which I broke off saying I needed to get back to work. She replied wishing me Merry Christmas. A number of questions:
Is this a reasonable response rate?
Should I just drop the last part about checking out my profile etc, which is pretty obvious?
It's been about 3 weeks since my first conversation ended. Should I try to reinitiate, and how should I go about it? I strongly suspect that apologizing would be counter productive. Maybe something like - we had a nice discussion a couple of weeks ago but I think I came on a little strong, let's start again?
Thanks for any advice,