Writing a successful email is probably the most important part of your online dating success. You can have a well filled out and interesting profile but if you do not communicate properly with the other single all your efforts will be wasted.
50 million singles worldwide
With 50 million singles worldwide using online dating services you need to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Many singles get contacted hundreds of times a week just because of how pretty and good looking they are. Probably over 90% of this contact is through flirts and smiles. Writing a successful email will put you well in front of these pre-written messages. When someone get hundreds of flirts a week they do not need to read them because they already know what they are going to say.
An email can be and should be personalized. This automatically gives the recipient of the email a reason to read it. They want to read your email, it's going to be something different to what they normally would receive.
Writing a successful email starts with a good subject line. Give them a reason to open your email. Use their name in the subject line to give it that personal touch. You can also mention something you have read in their profile. If they've said they like Italian cooking, then just saying "Hi (their name) I like Italian cooking too. Or if you could go one better and name an Italian dish. reason to open the email.
Personalize your message
Continuing on the same theme, personalizing your emails is a must. Anyone can tell if your message is the type that could have been sent to a hundred different singles. Talk about something you have read in their profile. Make it obvious that you have taken the time to read their profile. This will instantly show them that you are interested in them for more than just the way they looked in their photo.
What to write
Introducing yourself is a good way to start your email. After that you want to speak to the single as if you're speaking to one of your friends. This will give your email a much better personal feel, and again, it will show that it's not an email that has been sent to a hundred people.
Call to action
To give your email a good finish after everything else has been done well you need to give them a call to action. Do not just end the email with a yours, then your name. Let them know what you want them to do next. This will make them feel a lot more comfortable about returning to you.
A simple "I'll be looking forward to your reply" lets them know that you're ready to receive a reply. It might seem obvious to you that you want a reply but you do not want them reading the email, and then just go onto their next message. Telling them what you're expecting will give you a much better reply rate to your emails.
Once you're in regular conversations with someone anything can happen. You might not be single for much longer.