Some introductory (complete) messages I've recently received from an online dating site:
(these were the complete messages)
- "just reading your profile you sound very sure of your self maybe you are just a playa?"
- "Do you tend to internally narrate your own life?"
- "emmm....do you by any chance need a wife? :))"
There is a middle ground between telling your life story, and a pithy stock opening line. Some girls prattle endlessly, others say just hi, and expect the guy to do the work, and some seem to be taking advice from Neil Strauss and open with a neg.