View Full Version : what do u guys think about starting an email with "Dear ____,"


ATS
04-12-2010, 06:49 PM
the more i think about it, the more awkward it seems. "<i>Dear</i>"?!?!?!? sounds weird right... u dont call the person dear, so why would u call them that in email

hnibos
04-12-2010, 07:01 PM
pretty standard in some cases

hnibos
04-12-2010, 07:01 PM
i try not to think whether things or awkward or not and just do it

ATS
04-12-2010, 07:03 PM
ive been writing this email for several hours now. it's two sentences so far

ATS
04-12-2010, 07:09 PM
three... im getting there... almost done with the rough draft

ATS
04-12-2010, 07:09 PM
i dont think i was cut out for a career of emailing ppl on business-related type stuff

feel like i was bred for a life of leisure

duovamp
04-12-2010, 07:20 PM
I adjust my emails to the recipient. My girlfriend gets "Hi princess, ..." or something, and my professors just get "Dr. Jackass, ..." You get the idea.

Eulogy
04-12-2010, 07:22 PM
yeah I just go with:

Title Last Name,

But I don't often need any kind of formality so I guess I'm of no help.

duovamp
04-12-2010, 07:24 PM
When you email Tom, how do you start it? I usually go with "Dearest love, ..."

Eulogy
04-12-2010, 07:25 PM
When you email Tom, how do you start it? I usually go with "Dearest love, ..."

we don't really e-mail that much. but there's no standard opening. we like to spice it up, i guess.

duovamp
04-12-2010, 07:32 PM
Suit yourself.

waltermcphilp
04-12-2010, 08:31 PM
I generally don't even address the person I am emailing at work.

Usually I write:

"Attached are the documents you requested on ____. Please call with any questions or concerns.

Joseph"

redbreegull
04-12-2010, 08:32 PM
yeah I just go with:

Title Last Name,



This is how I usually begin an email as well. I think it's formal enough for most circumstances. Of course at my school I could begin an email to a professor with, "Hi Brandi," and that would be totally normal, so maybe don't take my liberal artfag advice.

28if
04-12-2010, 09:37 PM
I usually go with "Hey/Hi/Hello title name"

Caine Walker
04-12-2010, 10:20 PM
goddamn formalities

waltermcphilp
04-12-2010, 10:38 PM
It's what separates us from the animals.

Rickpat12
04-12-2010, 11:36 PM
I usually go with "Hey/Hi/Hello title name"

this

Starla
04-13-2010, 04:31 AM
i'm really confused about some of teh people on this board