Online dating steps
For both men and women, it couldn't be easier -- just spot someone who looks good, check out their details, and if you're interested, hit them up.
Express appreciation for the contact, cite something you liked from his or her pictures/profile, suggest a phone call, sign with your real first name and, if you're comfortable, cell phone number. Just remember, it works both ways: if you ignore some of the people who contacted you, you can't get upset when you don't hear back from some of those you approach. One important note: no matter who made the first move, don't let the process drag on.
Different sites may allow users to send a "wink" or a "smile." Or they let you "like" or "favorite" someone, informing your target after you've done so.
Not a fan of this approach, nor sending a single word greetings like "Hi," "Hey," or "Yo." Instead, man- or woman-up and send your target a real message. You've got to put as many people as reasonably possible into the funnel, because you'll lose some at each step along the way.
Just as you gain a lot of information from a person's photo, you'll similarly get a good read through a conversation.
Is he or she energetic, interesting, funny, charming, smart?It couldn't be easier, and you've got nothing to lose. The more candidates you feed in, the more opportunities you'll have to actually connect.