That’s not to say you should never mention your religion, but unless it is very important to you, then you can leave it till you meet in person.
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.
Whereas as over confidence can often be a turn off in a first message.
Your mother always told you so and you never really believed it too much, but the fact is that first impressions really count.And this couldn’t be more true when it comes to contacting someone online.Online dating gives you a bit of an advantage in that you can strategically plan that first message so it hits home with a bit of a punch.Unlike an everyday face to face meeting where the words just tumble from your mouth in no apparent order.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.I know this is not marketing school but, like a marketer, you are trying to reel someone in.And just like an ad agency makes a call to action, you can too, by simply asking about an interest or even suggesting a dinner date.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.The words (if you can call them that) are the top nine worst words to use in an opening message.