Surprisingly, though, come across as run of the mill and perhaps a bit boring.
So while you should avoid using netspeak too much, using slang or an unusual greeting is considered a great move.
Presumably men prefer a more confident approach from a woman online, and ladies the opposite, but we certainly don’t suggest going overboard.
A little awkwardness might work, but too much and you’ll seem more Mr Bean than Ryan Gosling.
Whereas as over confidence can often be a turn off in a first message.
Religion is always a bit of a minefield in the dating game and you really need to be careful not to offend anyone or risk being offended yourself.
Our subconscious tells us that it’s rude not to answer a question so your chances are increased ten fold by just asking.
Unless you are actively seeking a partner of a specific faith, then it is probably a good idea to leave out any religious words in your first message.
So why is it that so many guys and girls (yes girls too) fail miserably in avoiding the move from the Inbox to the trash can?
Extensive research into online dating statistics show that there are some set rules that we all need to follow.