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So, “You looked like you were having a blast on your skiing holiday! Where would you most like to go skiing that you haven’t been yet? One hundred words is about right: long enough to include a compliment, to say what caught your eye about their advert, mention something you have in common, and to ask a leading question.
Don’t feel you have to sell yourself or introduce yourself too much – as we’ve said, they’ll definitely visit your profile and read about you there. Plus, the shorter your first email, the more intriguing you’ll be. You might say you’re busy and leading a fun, full life, but if you’re sending emails at 9.00 on a Saturday night, how busy can you be..?
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Saying something funny and non-threatening is good, too. Liked what I read here and saw you like Game of Thrones.
If it’s just their dazzling smile or their sparkly blue eyes, that’s fine!
If their profile made you laugh out loud in the middle of Tesco, say it.
Struggling to think of the right thing to say to an attractive match?
Here’s match.com’s relationship expert Kate Taylor with dating advice on how to give great copy.
If you despaired of ever meeting a woman who loved football (even if you question her choice of team), say it.