I had a topic in this forum about how to get better results with online dating and recently I have found a better scripted routine that I send out and usually number close within 4-5 replies. But it was specifically personalized according to my personality.
I spend about 1 hour a day to replying messages. Usually I send out mass message to about 50 girls on tuesday bc that is usually their most boring night of the week so they will appreciate the humor of my message more. Monday, they are usually too tired to respond. I also avoid friday, sat and sun. Typically about 30 of them respond, out of those 30 usually 5 is being really bitchy so I next them. The remain 25 should last me the week then I send the new batch out next week.
But here's a general idea:
1. Open with a bizarre joke. My most used one is "hey you look just like my this student of mine that I'm not allowed to sleep with. Are you xxx by any chance?"
This always provokes responses whether it's negative or not.
2. Doesn't matter what they respond with, if it's positive, I might play along but normally I ignore it and throw in some positive future projection.
EX: "Bummer, you're not her... thanks for the 10 sec wonderful imaginary memories together...."
3. 90% of them always respond to this, again either negatively or positively. If they play along, I push the future projection further, something only couples would do. If it's negative, I respond with "what? you don't like [another future projection]" and tease them.
4. At this point, if they don't respond, I move on. If they do, I start a silly fight such as fighting over kids name, favorite things, etc... and tell them to send me their number so we can settle it over the phone.
As you see, it's only 4-5 replies max. But I do mass-messaging that to every girl 7 or above HB. This is by far the shortest and most consistent way to number close for me, and have been field-tested. However I do find lot of flakes on date because I didn't spend a lot of time building comfort and rapport with them.