For many people, talking to strangers on the internet can be a daunting task:
What do I say?
How do I say?
Will the person even care?
There are countless narratives we play in our heads on repeat as we embark on this journey to connect with other strangers online platforms.
For anyone who resonates with these questions, I have provided a list of 5 tips you can use when reaching out to a stranger online.
- Don’t Just Say “Hey” And Expect Miracles to Happen
Reaching out to someone and giving them nothing to work with is like throwing a fish hook in a pond with no bait. Who cares?
- Timing is KEY – Ask Someone for Their Number When the Conversation is PEAKING
If things are going well in your dialogue with a stranger online and you wish to meet up in real life, do not wait until the magic dies down. Strike while the iron is hot.
- Embrace the Randomness
Have fun! You are taking a gamble on who you are about to talk to, why not enjoy it? Assume everyone else you encounter is here to have a good conversation
- Recognize Patterns
For the sake of saving yours and other people’s time, don’t linger on if the conversation isn’t going somewhere you want it to go. Take note of what you like and don’t like
- Ask Interesting Questions
Invite people to share things about themselves that get them excited. Remember: people LOVE talking about themselves. If you are reaching out to a stranger, you have to give them a platform they feel confident and eager to deliver upon.
To briefly summarize the tips that were just covered, the key is to personalize the messaging experience when reaching out to a stranger. Talk to strangers intentionally, know why you’re doing what you’re doing, make sure to make them feel welcome to share, and always be conscious of timing.