This discussion is primarily for sites such as where you write the online dating first message yourself (see more on how works if you’re not familiar with what I’m referring to).

This advice may still be helpful for sites such as e Harmony or Chemistry.com, however these services guide the communication and there is less “emailing” early on.

After four years, scads of lays, and many great girlfriends (plus plenty of failures along the way), he launched this website.

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I was going to write about something else today -- I have a couple of big-concept posts I've been meaning to write up and get around to -- but, heck, the last post I put up was a big-concept post so I figured let's have a quick breather from that and get something a little lighter up first. I've been all too guilty of this myself -- sending super-long messages.

This topic came up as I got to an email from a reader. And what I found was that I was often disappointed -- I'd put all this time and effort into a monster of a message, and then... There are a bunch of lessons I eventually took away from those experiences that I'll share with you today.

We are extremely happy and look forward to a very happy future, thanks so much smooch, your site has made my life complete and I will be forever grateful to the site.

I joined in September 2009, simply to meet someone special.

A very well-spoken and clearly an educated guy, he sent me a message detailing a situation with a girl he knew... The basic gist of today's post is, basically, that this -- what we're about to talk about -- is how you write online dating messages and emails that don't get ignored...

and, in fact, get you exactly what you want: responses, phone numbers, dates, and success.

I don't usually start off a post with the impact points right at the beginning.