I'll give you the background on how I came up with this idea and then I'll jump right into the advice I need.
I use plentyoffish every so often when I'm bored and the other day I got kind of tired of having to send out X number of messages in order to get Y number of replies.
Everyone who's been around the block knows how online game works in terms of males and females. Females receive hundreds of messages per day without even doing anything and males have to look at hundreds of profiles and send out messages custom tailored to each chick in order to get like a 10-30% response rate. Well I figured F* that, I don't have that kind of time to be sitting around writing messages when I know that not every message will be responded to.
I thought about how I could turn the tables and be able to log into my account and just have messages automatically appear in my inbox the same way that chicks do. I used my programming experience to be able to scrape all of the relevant profiles (age, sex, proximity, etc.) and then email them automatically.
I did a test run of 100 messages and within less than an hour I already have a 6% response rate. I'm sure the number will be much higher when the responses roll in during the next few days and I'll keep you all up to date.
Now there are 2 drawbacks to my method.
1. The messages cannot be easily custom tailored
2. I am emailing basically EVERYONE with my criteria regardless of their looks, so there are definitely some beasts.
Those two things aren't as bad as they seem because I can randomly rotate messages so that I have about 5 or 10 different messages going out (not everyone will get an identical message). I also specify "body type" so at least any beasts aren't fat.
Advice that I need:
I need to come up with a handful of good generic responses that don't sound like they're generic. I tried the rainbow ruse (cold reading technique) and the responses so far have ranged from neutral to positive. I did, however, get one "What are you talking about?" lol. What do you guys think?