That said, here are the guidelines you want to follow for a successful first message: What I’m doing with my life“…I just like to rock out with my figurative cock out.” The first things people usually notice about me “are usually off the mark.

They send first messages endlessly with no results and constantly tell me how useless it is. I’ve heard countless horror stories and can’t blame women for being cautious.

Therefore, I have made it my mission over the last year to really decipher the online dating code. Your only goal in the first message is to assure her that you’re a normal guy.

They don’t know you, they haven’t met you face-to-face, and they don’t want to get stuck on a bad date.

In my research, I’ve found that a woman’s #1 fear online is that a guy will be awkward, creepy, or intense in-person.

You accomplish this by creating a fun, enjoyable atmosphere that gets her excited to reply.

To start, there’s one thing you should know that will greatly affect your response rates… I did a huge post about it and nearly all of the profiles I critique suffer from crappy photos. The guys don’t smile, are unkempt, and look like the dating site murderer (pictured above).

Seriously, your pictures are all a girl has to go on to determine whether or not you are an axe murderer/pedophile/stalker.

Care about taking high quality shots and coming off as a put-together gentleman.

This combination of being carefree yet direct lets her know I’m attracted to her without being creepy.

I hate olives with a passion and so does she, so why not joke about it?

I also found the fact that she likes doing accents hilarious.