How to write online dating email

An even smaller percentage of emails are actually responded to. After you left the field, that bright purple cow would be the one cow that stuck out in your mind.

After all, what you write will directly impact that person’s impression of you—and whether they write back. To help answer that very question, we got five online daters to submit emails they’d sent to objects of their affection.

I’d be more inclined to respond if his email was more upbeat.”-Alicia, 30, Philadelphia“All guys should avoid any reference to ‘the little man.’ Otherwise, Eric gets points for humor, but if he’d weep if everything in my profile wasn’t entirely true, I’d be afraid what he’d do if I turned him down for a second date.”-Christine, 35, Los Angeles, CA“I like the intelligence it shows, but it feels like he takes the joke too far.

I’m all for curled-up-in-fetal-position jokes, but he should quickly move on to commenting on something else in her profile.”-Kendra, 30, New York, New York The verdict: Eric gets kudos for originality and sense of humor.

On the other hand, the i Pod was one of the most successful marketing campaigns ever created.

"1,000 songs in your pocket." Clear, to the point, and something just about everyone in the world would look at and say, "I need to have that! Your online dating success entirely depends on how well you market yourself.