Here’s a new article which I wrote as a special to Yahoo! And while I never write emails for others, the request makes perfect sense. ———————————————————— Of all the things that clients (especially men) ask me to help them with, the most common query involves assistance with writing introductory emails.For example, a dating service could incoporate the movie title, If you’re not into celebrity gossip, we won’t force you to read tabloids, but celebrities are always good for a faux pas here and there.From fashion fails on the red carpet to odd occurrences like Charlie Sheen’s “Winning” rant, Hollywood can provide material for a subject line or two. People tend to skirt some issues and sugarcoat others to avoid hurt feelings, but it’s okay to be brutally honest on occasion as long is it’s appropriate for your biz. For example, a restaurant could say, “We promise not to ask how it tastes when your mouth is full.” Accountants can play up how awful paying taxes is by referencing the famous Ben Franklin quote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” An auto repair service can talk about running on empty.
Men who treat women as unique and interesting individuals stand a much greater shot of receiving a response. The most interesting tidbit in her profile is the thing that sounds like it couldn’t have been written by anybody else in the world. Whatever it is, take her quirky tidbit and turn it into your pickup line. The most effective way to catch someone’s attention in an initial email is with fiction. Because the truth, as we’ve established, is boring. But does any of that sound like a good pickup line to you? A good joke doesn’t require an explanation – it’s obviously a joke.
Girls get hit up on online dating sites all of the time.
Most times, she’ll ignore you unless you look semi-datable in your profile picture or your description reads like a romance novel.
If you find yourself in this situation, read on to find out your best option for reaching out to the future Mrs. Let’s talk about the do’s and don’ts of that perfect first message and how to get a response.
If you think you’ve found the girl for you, skip the winking or flirting and go right for the email.