Ask Something Specific In Your First Message
As the saying goes, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Don’t waste it with something generic like, “Hey, how are you doing?” Ask about something that intrigues you in their profile. But be earnest. Don’t ask about their dog if you hate dogs, or what books they like to read if you don’t care about books. You’re looking for something you can connect on, not just a way to get in the door.