I have a task for you, if you answer 'yes' to both of the following questions:
1. Are you doing online dating at the moment (or have done it recently)?
2. Would you be willing to appear on an impending episode of this show? (You don't have to give your name or any identifying information, but you would have to use your voice. If you want an idea of what you'd be letting yourself in for, it'd be like the listener-contributed material in the WLTM part 1 and Step Away episodes.)
Yes x2? OK, here's the mission:
I want to hear about the kind of messages you receive on the dating apps etc - specifically the first contact from someone. Are they good? Are they terrible? If someone just sends "Hey", are you thrilled or bored?
What you'd have to do is record yourself* reading a few such messages, and your reaction to them - AND/OR what you say when initiating contact with someone yourself. Do you have an absolute failsafe line that you use? Go on, tell us!
*Voice memo on a phone is fine; you don't have to go hiring a full studio. Then send the recordings to firstname.lastname@example.org.