It's presumptuous to list a bunch of unrequested information about yourself in your message, because doing so assumes that this person already thinks of you as a candidate.
Instead, as with good tip #5, use the message to ask about him/her.
To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.Although there are lots of dating sites and apps to choose from, the competition is fierce. It can sound cheesy, but it is always better just to be yourself.Any strategy you try be sure that someone already tried it. This is of course if you are looking for something deeper.Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.