He said he’s “trying to learn how to cook, one over jalapeno’ed omelette at a time.” Okay, this one’s pretty easy. Another guy said, “I work in graphic design and teach kids on weekends.” Hopefully, this is another no-brainer and you can ask more about these topics, too.

Pick a few intriguing things that they said in their profile and go from there.

For instance, I just looked at another random guy’s Ok Cupid profile.

If you haven’t already, head over there and check it out.

Over to Claudia for some savvy advice on how to keep that online chat going in the right direction.

However, you don't want to lose momentum (yours or theirs) if you wait too many days to write back.

If you're looking for a relationship, don’t message someone new (or even browse profiles) late at night.I’m a night person, also, believe me — but I learned my lesson about being a night-person-who’s-online-dating, so message in the day or early evening if you're looking for more than a booty call. Recently, I helped a guy friend set up his online dating profile and when he started to get matches, I learned he didn't write to any of them (until I stepped in). I suggested the same things to him that I did above, and now he has three coffee dates planned.Trust me, you’ll see how people's messages and responses change. Though it may take practice, online dating — and messaging potential dates — gets easier the more you do it.She is the author of ‘French Seduction Made Easy‘ and is passionate about sharing her expertise on communicating well in relationships especially via flirty texting.She runs the website where she makes the art of seduction look easy peasy.After I worked for Evan, daters began asking me questions beyond the profile-writing stage, like message etiquette, how fast they’re supposed to write someone back, and what they’re supposed to say.