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Ways to Break the Ice in Online Dating

Tips to help you score with opening lines that lead to a potential relationship connection.

Ways to Break the Ice in Online Dating
Source: Submitted by InterracialDating.com

Breaking the ice, even in the literal sense of the phrase, isn't such an easy accomplishment. It can turn out to be a pretty awkward and embarrassing experience, especially if you do it in public and fail miserably. Even the bravest and the smoothest romantics have had their fair share of embarrassments. Luckily, the online dating scene presents a different and much easier kind of ball game. And one thing that works to your advantage which you might not have when meeting someone in real life is time and no audience to laugh at you when it gets awkward.


So, you really don't have to feel hopeless about striking a conversation with this mysterious being who caught your eye while browsing on online dating sites. You can take your time, think hard about that first hello, and strike big time. And when thinking about your opener, it has to be one that will make someone want to talk to you more or at least get you a response. The right words will work to your advantage. Now if you want that electrifying effect, forget the hey you kind of stuff. Your opener should be electrifying too. To help you score on opening lines that lead to a great connection with this stranger you like, here are some ways to go about breaking the ice online.


Study Your Potential Mate's Profile


The best way to go about striking big with that opener is to do your homework. Go through their profile in order to have a feel of what this person's interests are. If you have something in common, lead with that. When you read someone's profile and mention something about it as an opener, it makes the other person see that you are genuinely interested in them. Begin your conversation with, say, I can see in your profile you mentioned you love horse riding. How cool is that? It must be some exhilarating pasttime.


Don't Open with a Hey


Everyone sends a hey. But do you read those yourself? People generally go for the messages that seem to be the most striking. Hey is so dated and frail. Get a little creative with your opener. You mean to tell me kickboxing is something you love doing?


Make Use of the Night Hours


If you are interested in a person online, the best time to send a message is between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Most people are usually more relaxed at this time. Plus, the hour is just romantically right, hence people are more receptive. Late-night chatting is something people generally appreciate. So if you want that great icebreaker to work, try using it between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.


Your Message Should Have the Right Amount of Words


If you want someone to actually read through your message, then don't be too wordy. Avoid giving too much information on your first email. It should be designed to catch attention, not become a chore. Save the deeper information for when your potential mate shows an interest with a response. Keep it at a minimum (between 60 and 70 words) to begin. If your message is too short, it may seem lazy. But the ideal length allows you to get colorful with your words and express your interest in a succinct way.


Hope these tips help you turn that online conversation into a full-fledged date.


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