Quite honestly I appreciate your assistance there. It does help improve my self efficacy a lot. If you would be so kind as to review my generalized intro letter that I use it would be appreciated as well. This is the one I use for international use i.e. Loveme.com I figure they do basically what I am looking for in all truth. I have almost fully given up on the national ones.
Just wondering how you are doing today. I hope things are going well for you. Somehow our paths crossed on this amazing tool we call the Internet. I looked at your profile and you seemed lovely to me. I really am just looking for a committed long-term relationship (marriage). I was wondering if you wanted to converse with me through this amazing tool called the Internet before we physically meet for the first time. There are so many options that I have available to me that you can basically choose however you would want. I really would like it if you choose to correspond with me by way of the email system at first. Later on we may evolve into IM, then web cameras, headsets, etc. if you have them available to you. It will allows us an opportunity to get to know each other better prior to making any real decisions in case we wanted to. If that goes well for both of us we could decide if we really do want to meet to decide if we really are interested on the long term together, (meaning marriage) etc. I would much rather have you come to me here to be at my side. I listed a considerable amount of information on my profile page to make it easier on you to contemplate your decision towards me. I really was open and honest there for that reason. I really am quite serious in my intentions. I am just looking for a good and equal life partner (not a fling, affair, etc.). A slightly checkered past does not bother me; as long as you are actually honest about it with me, and it may add to my interest in you. I do apologize for my bluntness and lack of romantic nature here, but I think that this makes it far easier on both of us. I really do not want to fruitlessly invest your time and energy, or mine. I have already stated a lot about myself upfront. Send me an email later on after you have taken time to read my profile to see if I actually am interesting to you, and please tell me more about yourself. We can also assume that other people have contacted you, and that others have contacted me as well. Let us see where it leads from here.
I think it is a good opening email. It gets to the point to avoid and eliminate ones that may not be a good match. I think it sound great. Just one thing if someone reads it quickly the last part to 'where it says' read my profile to see if I actually am interesting" people by accident may understand "to see if I am interested in you" I know what you wrote makes sense and is correct and great, but someone could get mixed up if they do not read it carefully. I am not saying you need to change it. It would work and be fine, but just something maybe to think about to see what you think would be best!
But overall I liked it!