In Internet Dating, How Many People Do I Have to Write to Get a Response

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Question: When it comes to Internet and online dating, how many people do I have to write on an online dating service before I get a response?
This is a great question. Online Dating Magazine researched this and concluded that the ratio of emails sent by men to responses by women is, on average, 20 to 1. This means that for every 20 emails you send, you will get one response. The ratio improves, however, when you take greater care in personalizing your email message. So never send a generic email and always read the profile of the person you’re writing carefully. Use things you learned in reading the profile as conversation starters.

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  1. I agree that you can increase the odds by adding more in your email. I have received generic emails before that you can tell the person wrote once and copy and pasted them to everyone, I don’t respond to those. However, if someone takes the time to write to ME, I will respond.

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