You took the plunge and joined an online dating service. You’ve carefully filled out your profile and posted some nice pictures of yourself. Searching through the profiles one evening you come across someone who interests you. You want to contact them but aren’t sure the best way to go about it. You want to make a good first impression but because you are unsure how to contact them you hesitate and never take the first step. Have you lost the chance to meet someone who could have filled your life with love and happiness? You will never know. Don’t let this happen to you. Continue reading to discover how to make the best first impression and possibly find the love of your life online.
A successful contact with someone online who you are interested in begins with a simple introduction and greeting just as you would do in the real world. Imagine a 48 year old women named Vivian who comes across the profile and picture of a man named Ben she would like to make contact with online. “Hi Ben, my name is Vivian” is all that is needed and gets the introduction started on a positive note. Remember to use their first name when you introduce yourself. People like to hear their name mentioned.
Next mention something about them that interested you. If Vivian noticed that Ben listed one of his interests as being hot air ballooning she might say “I like hot air ballooning too. Last spring I attended the hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque New Mexico and had a great time. Have you ever been there?”. By asking a question Vivian has given Ben the chance to respond. Also by mentioning a specific place it opens up the possibility of meeting there someday if the online relationship continues to grow.
Find something to compliment the other person for. When contacting someone for the first time it is best to avoid complimenting them on a physical characteristic. Vivian noticed that Ben mentioned that he liked to help out at his local animal shelter on weekends. Vivian might than say “I think its great that you volunteer your time to help animals”.
What you have just done is made a simple yet friendly introduction, mentioned something that you are both interested in and complimented the person. This is the perfect communication that can bring two people together who might just find that they have more in common then a love for animals and hot air balloon rides. This could be you. Find your love online.
Make A Memorable First Impression.