This, of course, gets more difficult for woman, who (if what I’ve heard is correct) can get hundreds of messages per day on some of the more popular dating sites.
Making an active effort, though, can establish you as one of the good folks of the online social circle, and can only be beneficial to you down the line (you never know where being a good person will help you out in the future).
One day my dad was hunting, from his favorite hunting stand; 'Twas a giant Oak with perfect limbs, under which two deer trails ran.
Strangely enough, most of us live under the illusion that we and our loved ones will never become old. Confronting this reality is the beginning of a healthy relationship to life, aging and death.
Ask them if it represents you well, and if not, what they think you should be emphasizing more.