Our subconscious tells us that it’s rude not to answer a question so your chances are increased ten fold by just asking.
Unless you are actively seeking a partner of a specific faith, then it is probably a good idea to leave out any religious words in your first message.
Some suggest that you should ask for her number as soon as possible.
This suggestion overlooks one very important difference between men and women when it comes to attraction.
Mails that contain these words will get practically no replies proving that intelligence (or maybe just good grammar) is an attractive trait in both sexes.
Presumably men prefer a more confident approach from a woman online, and ladies the opposite, but we certainly don’t suggest going overboard.
A little awkwardness might work, but too much and you’ll seem more Mr Bean than Ryan Gosling.
Ideally, though, you’ll have some sort of common interests and once you’ve picked up on that then a conversation, or better still, a date could be just around the corner.
Nothing starts a conversation quicker than a question, so do yourself a huge favour and simply ask one.
While everybody enjoys compliments on their looks, focusing too much on physical looks seems to imply shallowness.