Chase woke up one day in 2004 tired of being alone.

You could always spruce it up a bit and go with a foreign greeting, but make sure you know what it means otherwise you could come off looking like a bit of a Del boy.

Nothing Physical Theirs might be the most beautiful smile in the world, but pointing that fact out in a first message will most likely be a turn off.

Extensive research into online dating statistics show that there are some set rules that we all need to follow.

It might not sound very romantic, but you can’t argue with stats and figures and following a set of guidelines will probably help you feel more comfortable when sending your first message.

Drop the polite “Hello” Now it might seem strange to say that after we just told you to use correct grammar, but messages that start off with come across as run of the mill and perhaps a bit boring.

So while you should avoid using netspeak too much, using slang or an unusual greeting is considered a great move.

Better to focus on interests, or even better, common interests.

Talk about Interests And it doesn’t necessarily have to be only theirs.

I was going to write about something else today -- I have a couple of big-concept posts I've been meaning to write up and get around to -- but, heck, the last post I put up was a big-concept post so I figured let's have a quick breather from that and get something a little lighter up first. I've been all too guilty of this myself -- sending super-long messages.