The Subject Line; A Common Thread

by GemsFromJen under JBloggers,Online Dating

Dear Gems from Jen,
 
I have a pretty simple question (I think).  I never know what to put in the subject line of an email I’m sending to a girl for the first time.  I’m sure the girls I’m messaging are getting a lot of emails from other guys as well and I want to be able to stand out.  Any ideas, hints or tips???
 
Much appreciated,
 
David

 
Dear David,
 
Standing out from the competition is the key here.  Not everyone is getting bombarded with emails, but you want to ensure yours are read. The subject line is the first clue that you have read through their profile.  My best suggestion is keep it short and hit upon a common interest. For example, if a woman has the same religious ideals as you then something along the lines of: I agree with your beliefs regarding religion, seems like we have a lot in common. If a woman you are interested in is an animal lover try this: I enjoyed reading your profile, especially the part about loving animals. Or, you could let her know that you have the same feelings regarding animals and state; from one animal lover to another.
 
Stay away from subject lines that contain sexual innuendos and flattery regarding looks. Some men make the mistake of using the subject line as a pick up line.  You don’t want to sound cheesy or creepy.  In other words, don’t use the subject line to come on too strong.  Women that are serious about meeting someone want to know that you took the time and energy to read through their profiles thoroughly.  You want to stand out from the crowd and connect from the earliest point possible. The best way to do this is follow my suggestions above and let the women that you are emailing know you have something in common with them and that you are sincere in your interest.
 
Signed,
 
Gems from Jen