And yes, Wolverhampton is a wonderful place to live with its small but impassioned Goth scene but there’s no need for an entire thesis on northern sub-cultures from 1985-present. You don’t need to write a theoretical analysis of clown theory.
If someone has taken the time to email you and ask questions, it’s important that you reply with the same care and consideration.
Now if you demonstrate a great sense of humor and that we have things in common, I might entertain the “age is only a number” cliché. If you want responses to messages REFRAIN FROM ALL OF THE ABOVE. There’s also not so secret Reason #20: I’m just not attracted to you. BUT a good message can make a person so much more attractive, I’m not kidding! Ones that are too specific to be copy/pasted to the entirety of the online world.
They mention something from the profile I took the time to create: a favorite movie (so easy!
Stories about when you fainted in front of George Clooney and held a tarantula in Oz will make for excellent conversation starters when you get to meet your date in person, so save them for that moment!
Being ultra-careful about spelling and grammar will highlight your intelligence as well as the care you have taken in sending the message.