Based on my experience, the best way to introduce two people on-line is as follows.

  1. Get permission from both people to make the introduction
  2. Send an email to both people

Get permission from both people

Before you make an email intro, make sure that both people agree to it!

This is called a double opt-in email introduction. Read more about why this is important here.

Send an email to both people

Subject

Use a subject such as, “Person A, meet Person B.”

Body

In the body, I like to say something like:

Person A, you work at XXX and I met you at XXX. We did this together.
Person B, you like XXX music, you work at XXX and we met at XXX.
I think you two would benefit from knowing each other because XXX.

Send!


It is courteous for the first responder to Reply-to-All but move the introducer to BCC. For example, if I introduced Dan and Amanda, then I would like to see their first message blind carbon copy (BCC) me.

To: Amanda
BCC: Nick
From: Dan

Nick – thanks for the introduction! Moving you to BCC.
Amanda – I live near the XXX – maybe we could meet up for coffee sometime? Give me a call… Dan

If I do not get included in the initial reply back, it could be my last introduction for those people.

Why do I want this? Because I am nosy. That is the main reason.

UPDATED 2019-09-01 to include info on double opt-in preference

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