Granted, a lot of online dating is scrolling through photos, immediately weeding out "not my type," "holding a baby" and "just a torso," but even if someone deems you attractive (ironic mustache and all), a travesty of a first message can ruin all chances of romance. Tons of folks are hooking up with future life partners (or dates or flings or accommodating couples) via the Web nowadays. And the place where that awkwardness has the most opportunity to shine is, undoubtedly, in your first message to a potential swain. We can't guarantee a response, per se, but we can say how confident we are that these average bachelors and bachelorettes will receive at least one response given the number of messages they send.We know, from the chart above, that a woman who sends a message to a man her own age has a 17.5% likelihood of receiving a response to that message.
and I’ve been very, very careful to use all of your tips, and I read your blog faithfully. I feel like I’m the ONE outlier who can’t make your tips work for me.To the left, -10 means the sender was 10 years younger, on the right, the sender was 10 years older, with zero indicating that the sender and the recipient are the same age.