A great tip to see if your messages sound like you is to read them out loud after you’ve written them.
It’s up to you and your match which direction you take it!
“Flirt” doesn’t have to be a bad (or terrifying) word.
If you find yourself feeling odd reading it, it might be a chance to rephrase it so that it sounds more natural.
Make sure to use punctuation and emojis to convey excitement, mystery and all those other non-verbal cues that can sometimes be lost when writing to someone. If you wouldn’t approach a stranger with a line like that, don’t bust it out online, either. Be honest You’re dating online for a reason, right?