Sample first contact email online dating
So if you can’t bring yourself to deny the deity, consider opening yourself up to a whole wacky bunch of them.
But ideally you should just disbelieve the whole thing.
We analyzed over 500,000 first contacts on our dating site, Ok Cupid.
Our program looked at keywords and phrases, how they affected reply rates, and what trends were statistically significant.
No one at Ok Cupid read any actual user messages to compile this post.
Struggling to think of the right thing to say to an attractive match?
If it’s just their dazzling smile or their sparkly blue eyes, that’s fine!
On the other hand, more general compliments seem to work well: is almost always used to describe the way something or someone looks, and you can see how that works out. After all, the way you choose to start your initial message to someone is the “first impression of your first impression.” The results surprised us: perform better, bucking the general “be literate” rule.
In fact, it’s smarter to use no traditional salutation at all (which earns you the reply rate of 27%) and just dive into whatever you have to say than to start with all did very well.
Maybe they set a more casual tone that people prefer, though I have to say, You had me at ‘what’s up’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
There are many words on the effective end of our list like (double yes!