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The Simple Rules of Starting a Conversation Online

The Simple Rules of Starting a Conversation Online

So you’ve found someone you like the sound of? The fun starts here! Before you press send on the message you’ve lovingly created, follow these simple dos and don’ts to ensure you get off on the right foot.


  1. Address the person by their name
  2. Write personalised messages
  3. Quote something from their profile
  4. Ask questions
  5. Let your personality shine through
  6. Be humorous
  7. Keep it short (5 sentences max.)
  8. Be positive
  9. Leave the drama behind


  1. Reveal personal details
  2. Use cliches
  3. Copy and paste your messages
  4. Say ‘Hey’, it’s too informal
  5. Be negative
  6. Forgot to spell check & use proper grammar
  7. Sell sex
  8. Involve the ex
  9. Get too deep

The Best Questions To Ask In a Message

Tell me something about you that’s not on your profile

What are you looking for in a partner?

Who will win in a one-on-one battle? Batman or Superman?

What makes you laugh?

What are you most excited about in your life right now?

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