Seriously, your pictures are all a girl has to go on to determine whether or not you are an axe murderer/pedophile/stalker.Care about taking high quality shots and coming off as a put-together gentleman. Back when I was a precocious, introverted youth who completely lacked charm, I tried online dating. Over the course of a couple years I, along with a team of friends, split tested multiple profiles, in multiple cities, on various sites, and gauged the opposite sex's responses to different messages, as well as what sequences of messages led to the best response.I totally struck out, which wasn't particularly surprising at the time. By this point in my life I had come out of my shell, all that, so I decided to try online dating again. By the end of my time doing this I had discovered many key tips and best practices for online dating, as well as many "copy-and-paste" message templates that routinely had a response rate hovering around 75%.I'm sure I'll find somewhere else to answer that specific question on Quora).2. Notice that your username shows up in the preview as well ...so come up with something witty that says something about yourself.Boring usernames like "John21234" should be avoided.Same goes for anything suggestive like "Big Package1".3.
plus, there are complex interactions between your profile and photo and first message, as well as between all subsequent messages, that we can't get into here. You could send something like: I need your advice on something ...I stumbled across this girl's profile recently ...Spark curiosity with the first few lines of your email.Just like in Gmail, many dating sites show a preview of your message in the inbox.