We all want someone to set the tone and follow along, instead of realizing that we’re always setting the tone ourselves.
I realize that I’ve gone on a bit of a tangent from your original question, Dwayne, but this is important.
As explained in great detail in this article, most emails sound like they could have been pre-written by anyone in the world. If you sound like you’re presuming you’ll get an email back, you’re much more likely to get an email back. You’re not here to find out if a person will sleep with you or marry you in a first email. I think we have a lot in common – particularly our mutual love of rum punch.
Here is one short email that makes 11 mistakes in only a couple of lines. Could you imagine having such serious conversations with a stranger at a party? Would you like my phone number and to learn more about me? Now, consider that you’ve been saying that to hundreds of women online for years. Whether you’re a man or a woman, you need to differentiate yourself.
Unless you've both decided to have a formal session of getting to know each other by asking any questions that have been on your mind, keep things low-key.
Let the questions follow each other naturally as the conversation unfolds.
He asked her a silly question and started grilling her with more and more trivia questions, teasing her about what she might win if she got all the questions right. “It made me funny in response to him,” she replied. They’re just as boring as the ones that you received.She played along and pushed right back and they’ve already got a first date lined up. “He was so lively and engaging that I sort of had no choice but to come back with something equally witty and creative.” “So by him writing something playful and interesting to you, he actually brought out a more playful and interesting side of you? Wouldn’t it stand to reason that if you took the time to write something interesting and creative back to these guys, you might discover that they actually have a personality?I asked this client what made this email exchange different from the other exchanges. I mean, from the majority of your emails, you sound really boring, too.If you want to see your relationship grow, you'll have to ask questions - lots of them. Learning about someone's past can be tricky; you don't want to seem like you're giving them the third degree, but at the same time you want to know more about them. of The Couples Institute, recommends playing Twenty Questions with your partner because "They [questions] allow you to discover or rediscover who your partner is." By developing a deeper understanding of your partner's mind and spirit, you could find yourself more deeply in love.