It is kinda fascinating how awful most guys are at pickup lines. Be brief, be funny, and always as a question.
That's how you do it folks. After awhile you start to feel like a putz, switch to simple one-liners, and discover to your surprise that it doesn't really affect the response rate by too much. I tried OKC okccupid around half a year, starting out doing just that.
After the first half I just okcupiv "Fuck it" and switched to bullshit two sentence intros that were fill in the blank types. My response rate was practically the same. Thinking about it now, it seems like the s game recruiters play.
Send out a lot of semi-decent introductions and hope for a response or two. Your best bet is getting out there and "networking", but in lieu of that, sending out messagex deluge of messages is the next best, albeit shitty, thing. I'd be interested in hearing how women deal with the deluge of introductions and what makes them decide to respond to someone.
Is it the intro? The profile picture?
Do they read the person's bio or use that compatibility meter? I've done this, and the profile picture is what matters.
Text matters a bit--empty hurt, but the half-assed one, if anything, outperformed the one with effort, though they were basically the same. As computer types, we like to xee on the text, because the text is all and controllable. Good pictures are more difficult, because they take soft skills.
Note that, contrary to expectations, it's probably easier to get great pictures of an average looking person than sed great profile from an average writer: just using a well-constructed photograph taken with a decent camera as your main photo puts you ahead of most people, even those ificantly more attractive than you. Xcelerate on July 28, Does photo quality really matter that much? I have never found that the quality of the photo makes a difference in how attractive I find missouri duck hunting chat person.
It can be a cheap cameraphone or a DSLR, but it makes no difference, at least to me. If it does to other people, then I should put more okcuppid into my photographs