• Online Dating Tips: The Right Ways And Wrong Ways to Email

    You may or may not be new to the world of online dating, but easy to follow online dating tips can never hurt.  It’s important to understand the importance of correct email communication once you start up a good back-and-forth with a potential dating interest.

    There is a fine line between overselling yourself and selling yourself short. When communicating through email from your online dating service you must catch and keep the other person’s attention. You have to sound interesting, intriguing and engaging. However, you have to hold back a little in order to remain mysterious and keep the other party interesting in learning more about you. Really it all comes down to establishing a balance.online_dating_safety

    Here are some tips for effective online dating email communication:

    1. Play The Game – Dating is kind of a game and you have to play to win. Even if you’re being chased you also have to chase. One of the best things to do when you see an online dating profile you’re interested in is send something simple and enticing such as a quick email establishing a connection with something in their profile. If they like to travel mention something about the last exotic trip you took.That begins the game. You’re revealing barely any information at all other than you’re interested, and that will drive the other person crazy because they’ll want to learn more about you.

    2. Don’t Give Too Much Information Too Soon – Only share enough information about yourself to entice your dating interest. Make sure to keep your answers to questions only one or two sentences long and respond with a sassy tone. Wit is important.

    3. Represent Yourself Honestly – It’s easy to misrepresent yourself when it comes to online dating due to the anonymity the Internet provides us. But, don’t start shaving a few years off your age or making yourself out to be cooler, just be yourself because that is sexy. As long as you’re confident in who you are and portray that confidence during your online dating communication and even remain a little humorous about yourself, it will entice and impress the person you’re communicating with.

    4. Don’t Lead Them On – If you’re not interested in the other person make sure you let them know that ASAP. If someone sends you a message don’t just ignore it, let them know as politely and as respectfully as you can that you don’t feel the both of you are a match. That way, it’s not so much as a rejection as a lack of initial chemistry. In this case, treat others as you would like to be treated when it comes to online dating communication.

    If you’re thinking about organizing an in-person meeting with someone you’ve been communicating with via your online dating profile, make sure to read a previous blog entitled “Internet Dating Safety 101” so you can have fun and be safe.

Claire Bahn


Claire Bahn is the CEO and Co-Founder of Online Profile Pros (OPP). She founded OPP to help individuals build, maintain and protect their personal brand to help them get the jobs, promotions and dates they desire. She has 15 years experience in branding, public relations and event marketing at start-ups as well as large Fortune 500 companies like Rueters and SAP. Claire has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur magazines among others. Online Profile Pros helps executives, entrepreneurs & influencers strategize and create their best personal brand.


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