I know we were taught as kids that everyone is special and all, but after a dozen or so profiles declare themselves “addicted to Netflix” or “looking for something real,” you begin to wonder just how original people are.Maybe we should all just agree that “Game of Thrones” is great and take it as a given that random dating profile #394 has watched and loved the show (but probably not read the books).Now if you demonstrate a great sense of humor and that we have things in common, I might entertain the “age is only a number” cliché. If you want responses to messages REFRAIN FROM ALL OF THE ABOVE. There’s also not so secret Reason #20: I’m just not attracted to you. BUT a good message can make a person so much more attractive, I’m not kidding! Ones that are too specific to be copy/pasted to the entirety of the online world.
It’s also great to ask a question at the end of your message- this starts a conversation and gives something to respond to. This is me doing my part to make that world a reality.Sometimes “Online dating sucks” is just code for “I suck at online dating.” The good news is you don’t have to suck.The fact that you’re here means you’re on your way to sucking less.If single guys want a date, they have to wade into the online dating pool and get it. Their dating profiles are like catnip, for whatever reason, and they complain about having too many dates — like that’s a real problem.Often this means sending out dozens of messages only to get a paltry number of responses. If you ask your friend to clue you in on their secret sauce, however, you might not find it all that useful. The moves that work for one online dater don’t guarantee success for another.