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 My I
Joined: 1/23/2007
Msg: 23
What's a good first email when their profile is essentially blank?Page 3 of 3    (1, 2, 3)
Here is a message I once sent.... of course, I could tell by her profile she was up for anything because she had nothing in her profile suggesting she wasn't. Meaning, it was empty... all dots. So, being the person I am, I tested the waters with the following:

"In Pharmacology, all drugs have two names, a trade name and generic name. For example, the trade name of Tylenol also has a generic name of Acetaminophen. Aleve is also called Naproxen. Amoxil is also called Amoxicillin and Advil is also called
Ibuprofen.

The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra. After careful consideration by a team of government experts, it recently announced that it has settled on the generic name of:
Mycoxafloppin

Do you approve of such a name?"



She replied.
 Greyfeld
Joined: 1/11/2007
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Posted: 6/22/2008 11:21:26 AM
Your first email should say, "There's absolutely nothing on your profile that shows me you're unique in any way. However, I think you're sexy, and if you tell me your address, I'd love to swing by this afternoon and bang you."

Because honestly... if their profiles aren't engaging at all, you're pretty much just emailing them over their looks.
 Greyfeld
Joined: 1/11/2007
Msg: 35
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Posted: 6/22/2008 11:26:14 PM

Dude. They write this crap even if you DO have a huge profile. I get the same thoughtful or thoughtless emails whether I have a meaningful profile posted or not.


That essentially translates to, "I've had bad luck in the past, so i'm not even going to try, ensuring that I'm going to fail in the future. But it's THEIR fault, not mine!!"

Great way to look at the world. I suppose at that point, you never have to worry about wasted effort, right?
 xeot
Joined: 10/25/2007
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Posted: 6/24/2008 6:57:44 PM
On the short to empty profiles, I generally don't answer. I have no clue what to say, there's nothing there to go by.

As far as in person goes, in person there is a common context of some sort when you're both at the same place at the same time. Sometimes there's something to use to start a conversation other times there is not. When there hasn't been I tend not to say anything.

As to making a comment on her picture(s).... well I always thought that wasn't exactly something that was going to get a guy anywhere. That it was generally looked down upon. Not to mention that just about any comment to a woman's picture online seems to come off like 'nice tits' to some degree or another. Some times nicer, some times cruder, but unless she has pictures that show some sort of interesting context it's going to be about one body part or another.
 meegway
Joined: 11/19/2006
Msg: 38
What's a good first email when their profile is essentially blank?
Posted: 6/25/2008 11:55:54 AM

tuckerjo


I have to disagree with you there. What's the point in trying to initiate a date with someone that you have nothing in common with. I personally would not want to spend 6 months dating someone only to find out that she's my complete opposite. That just doesn't make good romantic nor financial sense to me. There's no point in setting yourself up for possible failure just because you don't want to take the time to read someone's profile. That would be like going to a bar, meeting someone, not listen to a word they said throughout the course of the evening and then start dating.
 meegway
Joined: 11/19/2006
Msg: 39
What's a good first email when their profile is essentially blank?
Posted: 6/25/2008 12:01:11 PM

bostonsportsgal789


Simple and straight to the point, I like your approach. Unfortunately I just find it odd coming that way from someone in a legal profession....lol. Just kidding.
 _Red_
Joined: 12/14/2006
Msg: 40
What's a good first email when their profile is essentially blank?
Posted: 6/25/2008 6:01:32 PM
None? What's to interest you if the profile is blank?
 xeot
Joined: 10/25/2007
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Posted: 6/25/2008 8:05:36 PM


> What woman online or anywhere else will want to talk about the history of NASA
> instead of herself?

I am a woman online or anywhere else that often discusses attractions in or near my city. Some of the most sophisticated and interesting men I know have started conversations in just that manner which is where I got the idea. Of course, I don't usually date yokels (at least not more than once) who feel that they must pander to me or stroke my ego.


Location based stuff is only reasonable when she lives far away from you. If it's someone local it just seems well, stupid. In a more general approach requires _INFORMATION_ about the woman. Something to go on. It seems rather stupid to try and start a conversation oh say about "Battlestar Galactica" or the politics of the liberty movement or the design of gears or any other topic when there is zero clue that she has any interest in it. The odds of hitting a correct subject are approximately zero. Plus, it's what a lot of spam does, just paragraph about some random subject... I suppose it's good at getting a huh? response, which is what the spammers are looking for... I just don't see it working to actually get a conversation started. There needs to be a nugget of something to start with.
 xeot
Joined: 10/25/2007
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Posted: 6/25/2008 9:44:52 PM

Something is only stupid if a stupid person doesn't understand the concept or how to execute it.


Ahem,... it's stupid to ask someone near you over a computer what the weather is. Look out a window, go outside... It's stupid to ask someone who is in the same city simple geography questions. It makes you look like a moron at face value. If you just go up to someone and start talking about some random subject without any context basis they are going to think you're insane.

Or maybe what you are saying is, it's just another game where both parties are supposed to know what it's for without admitting it.... in which case if falls under 'games'. I prefer straight forward conversation, not some stupid word play.


People talk to complete strangers whom they know nothing about every day. Really! Have people become so socially inept they have no idea how to start a casual conversation?


I can't see what you are reading over the interweb. I can't see your shopping bag over the interweb. I can't see that you are dressed for a bicycle ride over the intarweb. I guess you missed that from my previous post. There's all sorts of context oriented things one can use in person. That doesn't work over the web, you are completely dependent upon what the other person decides to share. That's why the profile is there to fill out, because we can't guess your interest in underwater basket weaving from the scuba mask and wicker sticking out of your purse over the the computer.
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