Hello CMB members and FUTURE CMB members ;)
We text all the time- no biggie. However, when it comes to that first text you send to the Bagel you’re interested in, it becomes a different story where you pause and have to think for a bit.
You don’t want to come off as the boring one or be creepy and ask for drinks at 10:00pm. So how can you be friendly, approachable, and make a good first impression with your text? Here are some good and bad examples our team collected.
Hey. (Really? ..That’s a great conversation starter…really..)
Whaddup. (We’re grownups here. Let’s talk like one.)
Meet up for a drink? (This is fine after some actual talking, but this is comes off too abrupt. )
Notre Dame! I was just in Indiana for work. How did you survive through the cold? ( Found a relevant topic to talk about- AWESOME!)
Your profile pic was so cute that I had to say hello. Can’t believe it’s almost spring again? Lets chat soon. (compliments the bagel in a sweet way and tries to get to know the person first)
Hello. I love to play golf as well even though it’s hard to do so in the city. Where are you from originally? (When you share the same hobby or interest it becomes a great conversation starter, and a potential date activity)
Hi I thought it would be great to meet up for coffee since we are both in Finance, but let’s talk about something else :) (Friendly and suggests that this meet up doesn’t have to entirely romantic. CMB can be a way to network as well.)
As you can see, mentioning your Bagel’s hobby and interest can be a easy way to start a conversation and you can have more fun with it. This is why it is so important to fill out your own profile and be descriptive of what you like to do and to tell the person a little more about yourself. Even your pictures. Don’t just put one picture, but maybe 2 or 3…or even 4 pictures of your face and yourself doing some interesting activity. These are all good conversation starters and gives a better sense of who you are to the other person. Wouldn’t you want to see such information on your Bagel’s profile rather than one picture and no other information?
There are many other ways to say ,”Hello” to your bagel. Hopefully these examples were helpful and inspired you to send a text that makes your bagel want to talk to you more.
Good luck fellow CMB members!