What is an Icebreaker anyway?
From your feedback we understand that searching through thousands of profiles on DatingAgency.com can sometimes be a little daunting, as well as very time consuming! An Icebreaker is a message that any DatingAgency.com Member can send (for FREE) to hundreds of people in their area all in one go, introducing themselves and getting lots of attention from all the right people in the process.
Icebreakers have divided opinions in the past. Some people see them as impersonal and ill-thought out and some Members feel they get too many of them in their inbox. In reality, if thought about and executed well, an Icebreaker message can easily attract a lot of attention from potential partners.
To send an Icebreaker message to people you are interested in hearing from, go to the member search and select the age range, the location and even the length of hair that attracts you if you like! Hit search and a list of suitable members will appear. On the top right of the search results, you will be able to see a box which lets you compose your icebreaker message.
You must have a fully completed profile, including a photo in order to send an Ice Breaker. This is so that you get the best results; we know that the Members on DatingAgency.com are 10 times more likely to respond if they can see your photo!
Where to start?
To help you get through to more people via an Icebreaker message, follow these simple tips:
1. Compose your message in a word processing program and use a spell check just in case you have made an error or two. Even the best writers can make mistakes.
2. Keep it short and sweet. An intriguing message is key!
3. Be confident about yourself, never mention anything negative, like past bad relationship experiences on or off the site.
4. Don’t be derogatory or rude or express strong opinions. Leave those until you know the person better!
5. Really sell yourself but in a non arrogant way. Spend some time thinking about your best personality traits and what you love doing in your spare time.
Here are a few icebreaker examples to get the ball rolling:
“I like to walk my dog at the weekends and visit my family at the coast. If you are interested in joining me one weekend, why not send me a message?”
“Hi, I’m new to the site. I’m looking for a friend to join me for dinner once or twice a week. I’m a tall, well-travelled man looking to meet an interesting lady with a great sense of humour. Send me a message if you like the look of me.”
“I am a fun-loving and active man looking for someone who shares my love of nature and the outdoors. I like the look of your profile and would love to chat if the feeling’s mutual.”
“I am a young at heart, and generous lady, looking to share long walks in the country and cosy pub lunches with an active and fun-loving man. Please take a look at my profile and send me a message if you’d like to chat.”
“Hello! I am new to the site. I am a petite and curvy lady who loves to go to see French movies and eat fine food. If you would like to join me sometime, let me know!”
“I live near the beach and enjoy watching the sun set as I walk my dog by the sea. It can be a bit lonely just me and the dog, so maybe you’d like to join us some time?”
Don’t wait for someone to make the first move – put yourself out there, have fun getting to know lots of new people and increase your chances of finding someone special.
Now get writing, hundreds of members near you are waiting for your message!