Generally, I'll write something like:
I really enjoyed reading your profile! I think we may have a few interests in common, and I would like the opportunity to get to know you better.
All the best,
Depending, I may offer a genuine compliment on a beautiful smile, or inquire about one the interests she mentions.
Yet, almost without fail, these messages seem to fall into a gargantuan black hole! Don't get me wrong -- I don't expect every inquiry to receive a response: after all, she may read my profile and feel no interest. And that's fine -- that's what dating is all about. But to practically *never* receive a response... I must be doing something wrong.
Since I've heard it said that women expect the man to make the approach, I have to conclude my approaches are lacking. Of course, I have to assume that at least some of the women with whom I try to make contact would view my profile, so I wonder if my profile needs repair?
I'm a decent guy: I'm hard-working, talented, resourceful, a good father, loyal, attentive, communicative, and though I'm not Brad Pitt attractive, I certainly wasn't beaten with an ugly stick, either. So I have to think I'm not "advertising" myself properly.
So, for the Ladies, here's the age-old question: what are women looking for in a first contact? And what am I doing wrong?