Online dating emails can be tricky. You have a small window to make or break a first impression. Since you can’t hear his voice, you don’t know the true intention behind his words. Be particularly careful about what you write and how you react to what he writes. I recently had a fun email exchange with a man on OKCupid. I’m sharing it with you as an example of writing online dating emails that get him to call you (I changed his name to protect his identity). My notes are in black in parenthesis. Several times during the exchange, I was at a choice point as to how to respond to something he said that triggered me. I could have stopped the conversation cold with the wrong response. I thought I handled it with humor and a light heart. What do you think?