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7 tips on sending the perfect opening Tinder message (according to experts)

Success. You've got her number - the hallowed goal of contemporary courtship, equivalent to 'your mate telling her mate that you fancy them'.

But how do you go about making the all-important first digital impression? Brief and chatty or pointed and alluring? Do you include emojis? WhatsApp or old fashioned text?

To help navigate the minefield that is textual dating, dating columnist "Dr Nerdlove", online dating coach Patrick King and a number of other dating experts have shared their text tips with LifeHacker.

Read on for insights into ensuring your latest Tinder match actually messages you back.

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