As explained in great detail in this article, most emails sound like they could have been pre-written by anyone in the world.
Here is one short email that makes 11 mistakes in only a couple of lines. If you sound like you’re presuming you’ll get an email back, you’re much more likely to get an email back. You’re not here to find out if a person will sleep with you or marry you in a first email. I think we have a lot in common – particularly our mutual love of rum punch.
See if you are guilty of doing any of the following. Could you imagine having such serious conversations with a stranger at a party? Would you like my phone number and to learn more about me? Now, consider that you’ve been saying that to hundreds of women online for years. Whether you’re a man or a woman, you need to differentiate yourself.
And yet this one guy with the trivia questions was able to bring out your playful side.” The moral of the story is that you are ALWAYS responsible for how you leave a conversation. By being optimistic, playful, interested and interesting, you can almost always transform any evening into a pleasant experience.
The problem is that we don’t; we expect the other person to do the heavy lifting – to make the plans, to ask the silly questions, to raise the playing field.
We all want someone to set the tone and follow along, instead of realizing that we’re always setting the tone ourselves.
I realize that I’ve gone on a bit of a tangent from your original question, Dwayne, but this is important.
If your email dialogue is flagging, it’s not simply because she’s not interested in you – it’s because you haven’t captured her imagination.
You haven’t created a compelling reason why she should write back to you over all others.
And yet most of us get online and wonder why it always feels so stale.
It’s because YOU’RE making it stale, and you’re accepting stale conversation from others.
I seem to run into this a lot and haven’t seen this addressed.
In my first email, I usually ask a few questions and figure the female will answer them, which they usually do, but then they don’t ask anything of me but still seem interested.
I may email again, saying, “If you want to know anything just ask”, etc. It’s that you probably haven’t given her a compelling reason to be. “So if a man can make you into a more engaging person by writing a witty first email, wouldn’t it make sense that you could turn a man into a more engaging person by doing the same?