If you can put together 3 or 4 coherent sentences you will be ahead of 90% of the men here.
And the pic may well have come from a Versace ad... I mention my intentions, and my curiosity as to her interests, or if she mentions them, I look for shared interests, or ones that she mentions and which I hope to experience (besides sex and all the other ones you shouldn't mention). I always wonder what these mens mothers would say if they knew they acted like this.
Good manners is never amiss when contacting a lady.
Of course great to one person could be horrible to another.
*shrugs* Only advice I can give is to be yourself, act as if you are approaching a new friend who you are interested in getting to know better.
The most common are the one liners that don't really say anything.
And then there are the ones with spelling and grammatical errors.
Well, I've only been here a few days so haven't received any yet where the sender hit it out of the ballpark, so to speak.
But, based on my experience on another site, the things that help are: - if he mentions something specific from my profile (it shows he didn't just send a form email out to fifty different women), - a modestly self deprecating sense of humor, - writing more than one or two sentences, but not such a long message that I will have nothing left to learn about him if we do meet in person ;-)The best part of that email is that it could be cut and paste, and sent to anyone...
What did they do, and what ultimately became of it? I think thats a compliment...gonna go and check now!
Most of us have examples of lousy introductory e-mails.
Obviously/hopefully you will know something about them from reading their profile, so it's much easier to start a convo than in person where you know nothing about a person.