I know some mention of something specific on their profile would be good but the guys who are good at this must at least has some set templates that they can riff or improvise on. There's so much variation in personalities that every chic may react differently. It's the only way you separate yourself after you qualify on her acceptable looks scale. Party slut- Here's where being suggestive in your messages plays very well. Artsy- Off-beat humor works very well for this category.
So rather than type "hey Anna" or something generic like that I might type, "I noticed that..." And then continue the statement in the body of your message. I just try to get their attention in the first message instead of writing a long winded specific message about something in their profile. Tailoring messages to each girl's profile is the way to go.
I know this has been discussed on the ok cupid thread but that thread is vast and a summary on this specific question would be useful. A quick cold-read of their ethnic background works decently for me at getting replies. Recently I've been accusing them of looking like trouble. Wit plays well regardless, but fine-tuning your messages improve your response rate.
When you are sending out a first message on an online dating site, what are proven, tried and tested first messages? I don't think there's going to be any one magic universal opener that will blow the doors off any and every girl. Many examples of guys putting lines up on here and within days being called out for it because every third message she receives is your own opener.. Within those categories, I've observed some patterns for success.
Most hook up sites tell you when someone is live on their site.
Choose the appropriate time to send your email when she’s on.
As I've said a million times before, I'm not huge on the whole dating app scene. So I asked girls for their tried-and-true first lines on Bumbles and got you some trusty go-tos to use from here on out. You could get this clever sex machine…Or this guy who knows how to do his research…You could get this guy who was looking to bust a little something more than a nut…Or this guy who has a logical explanation for everything…Or this Renaissance man who was concerned with a woman's right to say “no” even in a hypothetical game…Or this guy who was simply left speechless by your awesome line…You could find a guy who completely disregards your acknowledgement of his heritage…Or this guy who was offended but intrigued…Or this guy who knows how to return the compliment…