Let's say I find a girl that I consider interesting. So, how do I should let her know that I want to know her? How do I make that first approach? Do I send a emotigram saying "Hi, I want to know you"? Do I send her a lengthy message? What should I say? What should I do if she doesn't reply? Shall I try again or shall I leave her alone? What if she gives me a generic, short reply, i.e.: "Thanks"? Should I assume she's not interested or that she replied only as a courtesy? I've read in said online dating guide that women reply 16% of the time. That averages to one reply for six messages. If that's the case, shall I "quick fire" messages to a large group of girls in hoping that some of them reply?
Also, if she does reply, what then? What's the "next step"? Asking her out would be most likely out of the question, since I live in Per, far away from the majority of women in this site. So, a "virtual" date (is such a thing possible)? A Skype call or something like that?
I realize those are a lot of questions, but I'd really like to know your opinions. Thanks in advance!