Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. Not sure what yours is like but I know for a fact that a better profile for me has yielded better results. If you look around on the forums you'll see that it is highly encouraged. I get trying to have an opening or checking for interest but come on..the age range I'm in and looking for, I would hope one would be able to say more than "ur cute"... I do try to respond to most e-mails but maybe I'll respond to those that meet a 5 word minimum.Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... If I liked their photos and there wasn't anything in the profile that is a dealbreaker, I would send a positive reply. If he doesn't pick out something to say about what you wrote, you might do well to delete.
The failure for not receiving a "Thank you" is, ironically, on the shoulders of us males.
From childhood, men have been brought up to be fierce competitors, to opt for the most risky jobs, to put themselves on the line, to accept rejection “like a man” and to always make the first move.
This product of social conditioning rears its ugly head online even more so, as an average of seven men compete for the attention of one woman.
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. When I was on another dating site, most women that contacted me first sent me "winks" or brief generic emails such as "How are you? I think many people will open up and write longer / more detailed 2nd email after mutual initial interest has been established. Unless, of course, he's commenting on something in your photos that represent your interests (pet, activity, &c.)EDIT: I might try something like 'Hey -- do you think we could play Scrabble together while line dancing? ' if I were breaking the ice with you after reading your profile.
I haven't been on this site too long but I find myself getting lots of one or two worded e-mails. I'm not really finding lots of orginality or even well words... Having said that, if the subsequent emails were boring, then I would lose interest. It may not come off as a very funny quip, but if I'm into you enough to contact you, I'll chance it that my instincts will serve me, to catch your attention.