Strange how in the world of dating we have always been told that self confidence is extremely attractive, but the opposite holds true with regards to online dating.
Putting yourself down or being a little shy or awkward can come across rather endearing.
The words (if you can call them that) are the top nine worst words to use in an opening message.
Mails that contain these words will get practically no replies proving that intelligence (or maybe just good grammar) is an attractive trait in both sexes.
While everybody enjoys compliments on their looks, focusing too much on physical looks seems to imply shallowness.
Messages using words like will more often than not end up getting deleted immediately.
Liking Radiohead, Homeland, Pulp Fiction and The Great Gatsby are effective date words, and mentioning cats is fine, as long as you don't say "my cats".
Netspeak is the main culprit when it comes to unsuccessful first mails.Online dating gives you a bit of an advantage in that you can strategically plan that first message so it hits home with a bit of a punch.Unlike an everyday face to face meeting where the words just tumble from your mouth in no apparent order.That’s not to say you should never mention your religion, but unless it is very important to you, then you can leave it till you meet in person.Religion is always a bit of a minefield in the dating game and you really need to be careful not to offend anyone or risk being offended yourself.