Introducing yourself is a great way to break the ice. There’s no third party (like a friend) to introduce you when you’re online, it’s just 'you' and 'them,' so make sure you get off to a great start! Firstly, offer your name (first name only), your location and what you do for work. Then make sure to take an interest in them by reading their profile and then mentioning a few of their interests. People with the same interests have something in common.
Question: But isn't introducing yourself a little old-fashioned?
Answer: No. If you don't introduce yourself - you'll remain a stranger.
A 5050dating Intro might go something like this: 'Hi, I'm Ange from Orewa, I read your profile and see that you like to play ping-pong.'
It's what the 5050 in 5050 Coffee is all about. Going 50/50 (fifty-fifty) in a no strings attached, you pay for yours and I'll pay for mine coffee.
Question: But I don’t get it. If someone invites you for coffee shouldn’t they have to pay?
Answer: No. Not on a first meeting. Noone has invited you on a first date yet. When someone sends you a coffee invite, what they’re really saying is: ‘I’d just like to meet you.’
By paying for your own coffee, you’re meeting someone on your own terms and you’re meeting them because you want to.
The message with your 5050 Coffee invite might go something like this: Hi, there's a great cafe just around the corner from where we work. Let's meet there?'
Vlogs don't lie. A photo can be of anyone. If you want to be sure of who you are meeting, then view their vlog. If they don't have one - request they upload one. We recommend that you always view someone's vlog before you meet them.
Question: What's vlog?
Answer: Its someone's video-log-intro. Similar to a selfie but a video and much more difficult to fake.
You might say something like this in your vlog: 'Hi, I'm Suzie from Sandringham invite me for coffee.'
At 5050 we care about who you meet and how you meet them. That's why we recommend that everyone upload a vlog, so that you can be 5050 Verified. Having a vlog to view gives a stronger indication that someone is more likely to be who they claim to be. All vlogs are ranked for offensive images before being viewable.
Question: So how can I become 5050 Verified?
Answer: The 5050 Verified badge will appear on your profile photo when you have a vlog uploaded.