From a single guy - originality, stand out,,,, not that that takes much.
From a couple - something in common
From a single girl - "Hi" will do lol. Urrrm something interesting
I like, thoughtful well constructed messages that show the person has read my profile and has an interest in me.
I dislike,template messages,grunting on the page ,for example...wots happening..what are you doing...what are you into
or most recently...so stroke me...or I will be in Brisbane next week,want to meet?
It is the first message that captures the attention ,so it is the most importantx Hugs H
I agree with Apollo, even a profile written in text speak from someone over 40 just screams of either laziness or someone trying to be 'hip' - and failing bad!
For me, the first message depends on why I am sending it. It might be a compliment to a particular forum post I have seen, it might be to say thank you to someone who was polite in the chat room. It might even be, back in the days when I thought I had a chance of meeting someone from here, a nice, polite, introductory message telling her something about myself and commenting on her profile (just to prove I actually read it and didn't look at the pretty pictures).
The few I have received, well some didn't deserve a reply although they got one, some were informative, and even one or two intrigued me enough to form a friendship,
You should say
hey babe how r u ? i need a fuck cum on ovr so i can fuck u stupid
That is what you should send everytime