She might do better to show more enthusiasm and introduce some fresh, reader-focused topics.”-Sandra Lamb“This email lacks enthusiasm. The sender seems burnt out on dating and not willing even to add enticing tidbits about herself.”-Evan, 31, Exton, PA“I found this email refreshing; so many others seem like job cover letters...
Alison seems less frenetic, less self-obsessed, sweetly humble.”-Greg, 30, Potsdam, NY“I actually like that she offers very little information about herself—she keeps me guessing, and I like her playfulness with words.
Then our panel of experts and peers weighed in with their opinions. S.: Some of these emails were successful, some weren't... ) So embarrassing, I just knocked my coffee all over the place cause my cell phone was ringing and I was trying to type and grab it at the same time. A woman who reads Nabokov (I just finished Lolita), likes Al Green and is really attractive as well?
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.
It makes me look forward to ‘a little email back and forth.’”-Whit, 25, Portland, METhe verdict: While two online daters appreciated her brevity and casual way with words, our other panelists were left craving a warmer tone and less emphasis on why she’s not right for the profilee.