[Read more: Read more first email examples from my working with a reader of this site] I hope my advice here is helpful for you however I also realize success is also often easier said than done.
My advice in this article is based mostly on sites like where we find ourselves having to initiate contact all on our own.
You can learn more details on my thoughts on this service in my article on How e Harmony Works.
No matter what service you choose, I hope my advice here will help you with your first messages.
I spent too much time blindly follow good-intentioned advice and not thinking for myself early on when dating online.
So better to listen to your gut and break any “rules” (such as keeping the email short) when you think it would work to your favor.
With this type of profile, I always felt like simply asking them out on safe date in the first email is fine.
There’s not too much to work with here aside from asking travel questions which, by looking at her profile, probably already happens in every email she receives. I know this looks like nothing but I’ve had success with these types of emails (my wife being the best example…although her profile was actually good!
If you read my online dating guide you’ll know that my first 6 months or so I had very little success.
However, during this “bad” phase of my dating life e Harmony was the service where I was having some success (even if limited).
It is also worth noting that most often discuss this from the point of view of a man contacting a woman, since that was my experience, but my hope is that the thoughts here are helpful to anyone.