Today I received a message that made me laugh (In an unexpectedly delightful way). Still working on the write-up regarding my stun gun, but while you wait, you can see an example of a really great introductory message.
Having read through his profile, I don’t think we would be well-suited; but not because he is weird or creepy or perverted or desperate. I just think we are looking for different things. But this guy at least has earned the benefit of a conversation to prove that.
Behold, an amusingly well-done intro message:
I normally wouldn’t bother with profiles that contain a long list of stipulations. But since your section of qualifications happens to be longer than all the content above it combined, I feel I must accept the challenge just to see if I can clear the bar.
So, how’s this? Hay is for horses. Cows like it, too. Pigs don’t want it.
[In reference to the picture of hay I added as a profile picture so that I could send it to people who write to me with nothing more than “hey”]
Let’s see. “Two”, “to”, and “too” all in their respective places? Check. Not loitering in hopes that you’ll send the first message? Check. Avoided proposing a long-term relationship in the first paragraph? Check. Close enough, distance-wise, that meeting in person wouldn’t be a hardship? Check. Skilled at squashing and/or relocating spiders as appropriate? Check.
Now that you’ve read my message, and had a chance to look at my (otherwise hidden) profile – whaddya think? [Not so fond of whaddya, but everything else passes muster, so I can let it slide ^_^]
[ Included a question in my message? Check. Pretty sure that’s everything. ]