7 Tips for Better Communication on Mixed Race Dating Websites

Communicating online in supposed to make it easier for couples to be open and honest in their quest for love. Unfortunately, as many singles find out, it is easier said than done. In an effort to make a good impression, you want to have something to say but are not always sure what. Communicating with a potential match on your favorite mixed race dating sites is easier than you realize with these seven tips for better conversation.

1.Always start with a greeting.
Studies show that messages that have a unique greeting are more likely to get a response. Avoid saying things like “Hey” or “Hey you” or even “Hello Gorgeous/Handsome”. Opt for something traditional and classy such as “Hello there, how was your day today?”

2.Ask about personal interests.
Every dating site has users specify their interests and hobbies. This is an instant conversation starter. Ask about a specific interest that the other person has listed. If you have a relatable story, include that. Even asking how they got started with it or why they enjoy it shows how much you are interested in them.

3.Keep questions open-ended.
Asking an open-ended question leaves room for the individuals to have to make an effort in their response beyond a typical yes or no. Open-ended questioning helps facilitate more natural conversation. As you both disclose different information about yourselves, it will bring up other questions you can ask.

4.Respond in a timely manner.
When it comes to online dating, people expect a response pretty quickly. Try to respond in a timely manner – within 24 hours – as often as possible. This lets the other person know you are genuinely interested, but you also have a like, which keeps the mystery alive.

5.Avoid small talk.
There will be plenty of time to talk about family relationships, work days, and political views as you establish a relationship with someone. These small talk is not necessary if you want to keep someone engaged. Instead, focus on learning more about them. Ask about their likes and dislikes, feelings about different situations, and personal experiences.

6.Keep it short.
It can be easy to get wordy when you are connecting with someone on mixed dating sites. Usually you want to tell them everything because the conversation is going so well. Unfortunately, this is an easy way to hinder the flow of things because it can become too long to read and respond to. Not to mention that with longer messages, it is likely that something will get “lost in translation”. With this in mind, keep your responses to no more than two short (3-5 sentence) paragraphs.

7.Ask the important questions.
We all have things that are important to us when seeking a partner. This might include opinions on having children or marriage, life goals, or even future planning. If something is particularly important to you, bring it up before you meet someone in person. This can save both of you a lot of time if it turns out this is a deal breaker and therefore renders you incompatible.

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