4. Make your message count
Sending the first message can be intimidating, but it’s also your best chance to shine. The best message you can send is one relating to the person's profile, and asking a question. If you see they are riding a bike in their profile, ask where they like to ride. If they say they like to travel in their bio, ask about their favorite destination or most recent trip. Keep it simple and sincere, and please don't write something as stupid as "Hey what's up?"... unless you want to be ignored.
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Devyn Simone is a dating expert, online dating coach, and the co-host of Love at First Swipe on TLC. Follow Devyn and get more of the online dating gospel: @DevynSimone.