You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

#1 Only initiate conversations with those you’re actually interested in. People can tell when you send a general multi-person message.

#2 Use their profile, photos or stories to draw inspiration. This shows that you have a genuine interest in them.

#3 STOP using ‘hey’ or ‘hi’. Show that you are a well-educated, successful and interesting person. A single-word message will not stand out and it shows laziness and a lack of imagination!