You can even succeed with something as simple as: “I know your profile says that you’re always working, but I’d love to hear back from you when you have the time.” One of the best things about this modern form of courtship is that you cross paths with a ton of people you would have never met otherwise.
As great as it is to venture outside of your comfort zone though, at the end of the day, most of us are just looking for someone we can relate to.
Let’s face it: A person is not going to agree to a date simply because you’re interested.
To craft a stand-out email — one the object of your interest will actually an email without taking a few seconds to actually read a little about the person, you’ll wind up making an uninspiring impression.
“When a guy first contacts me, I like for him to reference something I wrote in my profile,” says Lindsay, 25, from Los Angeles.
“First off, it makes it more personal and lets me know that he didn’t just look at the picture and decide I was hot.
Also, I’ll know it wasn’t some ‘profile spammer’ who sends the same form email to every girl.” So pull out a couple of choice bits of info from his or her profile and mention them when you first make contact.
Would love to compare notes and hear what your next book is going to be! [Active question with a question mark] I’d be delighted to come by your office to chat.
[Lower status individual offering to come to higher status office.] This is the most common type of introduction.She’s probably too modest to mention it, but she was in Time Magazine last week and her fund has produced 30x returns last year. [Don’t forget to highlight why the other person is special, too].You both grew up in California and are now based in Los Angeles. For example, if you don’t think michelle should necessarily meet, proactively suggest they have a phone call.] Thanks, -Neil Now, if you are the busy person, you get tons of emails like this every week.“He actually seemed like an OK guy from his profile, but his email skeeved me out.” Hopefully, you know better, but even PG-praise can often come across as forced or simply too eager.So definitely give a compliment or two — like on a great smile — but don’t overdo it or it may read like fan mail.(Moving you to the BCC line.) [The recipient should always thank the sender.