**Contact Email Etiquette:** # Make sure you remember who it is you’re writing to.If you think people can’t detect a “form letter” (in the case that you got multiple matches or matches with people you don’t remember), you’re wrong.I synchronized my watch, smiled mysteriously to myself at my upcoming mission…and struggled in non-agent fashion to outfit myself with just the right attire.# Help them out by making sure they remember who YOU are.If they’re unsure, they may choose to just ignore the email altogether.And while it's important to maximize your dating experience by writing that all-important 1st contact, you want to sound natural, not overly eager, and not like you're trying too hard. Remember that when you're writing to someone for the first time, that person doesn't know you at all.
And PLEASE, make sure you address the person with their correct name – it’s game over immediately if you mess that one up! If you feel confident in your connection however, it's fine to ask if they'd like to meet for a coffee in a couple days, or early next week. You've made it this far with your successful 1st email, so don't blow it by being too familiar, cocky or what you think is funny but might be construed as being rude. Either way, the first step to a successful email is to sit down and think about the person you're writing to! It will spark the memory of your conversation and make them want to see what else you wrote... Don't go overboard, just something simple to show them you remember the conversation and are conscientious enough to care. You may want to hold off on asking them out, sometimes it takes people a couple emails to decide if they want to move to the next level of meeting for an actual date.Be kind, considerate and respectful, and that your goal is to show the other person you genuinely want to get to know them better.Sometimes, we live in our own worlds and have trouble seeing ourselves from other peoples’ perspectives.