Here's what she had to say: Don't communicate electronically if... Wait until you reach a point when you are positive he'll be happy to hear from you.
Till then, try to keep the communication to a minimum.
You know how when you first start dating someone, the emailing can be the best — and worst — part of the whole thing?
He writes such funny, smart, adorable notes that you forward them to half a dozen of your friends (and your wacky Aunt Nell in Minnesota because, hey, you've owed her a phone call for months and you want to throw the poor woman a bone).
Accept that dating online will involve some chasing.
If you find someone who catches your eye, send an icebreaker or a friendly email.
It’s a joke and, as we all know, people like people who make them laugh. I can fix your computer, landscape your backyard and probably even hotwire your car, but, for some reason, Ti Vo programming seems to elude me as well. Playing it safe is fine, but if an attractive person has dozens, if not hundreds, of options, you need to shake things up a little bit to break through the clutter. Interesting piece, which I’ll have to parse at length when I have the time…but it leads me to throw out a theory I’ve been kicking around.
When replying to a match via email, use two-to-three-sentence responses.
If in doubt, it helps to draft an email, walk away and return an hour later to review it, edit it and, when satisfied, hit send.
After all, most people’s profiles don’t exactly give you a ton of material to work with, do they? Ask yourself if what you’re writing sounds completely original.
So how do you cobble together something from a pile of nothing? If not, the person you’re contacting probably has 10 emails just like yours sitting on the computer screen. Even though you’re writing to someone out of the blue, do so with the belief that this person would be lucky to have you. Your profile ultimately does the selling; your email just has to pique their interest.
Well, you can start by remembering these three basic rules: It’s not that “You’ve got a great smile, let’s go out sometime” is a bad opener. I read your profile and thought it was really amazing. So please look at my profile and if you like what I had to say, write back to me when you get a chance. If you’re too complimentary in that initial email, you can come off as desperate and needy. Still, the question remains: how do you say something original and flirty?