July 29, 2021

21 Alternatives To "Hope You Are Doing Well" With Examples!

What are you supposed to say when someone asks how you're doing? The most common response is "I'm doing well" or "Hope you are doing well." But what if this person is your boss, a customer service representative on the phone, or just an acquaintance who has never done anything for you? Saying these things can be disingenuous and unhelpful. Here are 23 alternatives to “hope you are doing well” with examples!

"Hope you are doing well" is one of the most common introductory phrases used in emails, but it can come off as insincere. Here is how to avoid an awkward situation and send a more genuine email greeting!

Let us show you some amazing phrases to replace the generic "Hope you are doing well " with;

1. Use your name instead of asking someone else how they are doing!

" Hi Jordan, I hope you're having a good day ."

2. Start with something specific.

"Hope all is going well for you and that work has calmed down! "

To use this phrase, be sure not to send another email asking about his or her workday after receiving a response.

3. Reminisce

" Hope you still think of me as your favorite customer!"

This one can seem awkward if not used sparingly.

4. Use a more casual opener 

" Hi, hope you are doing well and enjoying the lovely weather we have been having! "

Note:
If both parties know each other, this may come off as too casual.

5. Ask about something specific!

"Hope all is going well for you and that work has calmed down! How was your vacation?"
   
This one can seem awkward if not used sparingly.

6. Relate to something current happenings with you  

" Hope that new business venture is going well for you! I'm currently looking for new clients to join my team "

7. Use weather or topical opening

" Hope you are having a sunny day! "

Note:
If both parties know each other, this may come off as too casual

8. Take your lead from the email's subject line

For example, if the subject was " Finalizing arrangements ", you could write something like this;

"Hope all is going well with finalizing arrangements for the big weekend! I'm excited already."

This one can seem awkward if not used sparingly.

9. Tell them what's happening in your life instead of asking about their life;

"Hope is going well for you and that work has calmed down! How was your vacation? Hope you had a great time. I've been too busy to relax but enjoying the hustle."

10. Be honest

" Hope this email finds you doing well. "

11. Try something completely different:   

" Hope your day is going well! Mine has flown by without much excitement, but here is what I have got planned for tonight."

Note: If both parties know each other, this may come off as too casual.

12. End with a genuine closing;

" Hope all is going well for you and that work has calmed down! Let me know if you need any help with the transition. "

13. Use a phrase from pop culture;  

" Hope winter is treating you well this year. Last year I was shoveling snow by 5 p.m., but this year it looks like we will have an early spring! "

14. Give a reason for the email;   

" Hope this email finds you doing well. I wanted to introduce myself since we have never met in person." 

15. Use an emoji or emoticon;

" Hope all is going well for you and that work has calmed down! 👍👌"

16. Personalize your email with something specific about them like their or profession, but only if you know this information;

" Hope all is going well for you and that work has calmed down! We were able to catch up last week--it was so nice to hear about your new project." 

17. Ask how they're doing in general:     

" Hope all is going well. How are things on your end?" 

18. Ask for help:     

" Hope you are doing well. Do you have any advice on how to handle this situation?" 

19. Use their name in the greeting;  

" Hope all is going well, Matt! "

Note:
If both parties know each other, this may come off as too casual.

20. Ask for an update on something they mentioned most recently or ask about a shared experience, but only if it is brief and specific enough to remember without prompting;  

"Hope work is going well since the merger! I heard there were some layoffs -- how is everyone holding up? "

This one can seem curt or rude, so use it only if you're certain that the other party will understand your tone.

21. Use a quote from famous people or literature;

" Hope all is going well for you and that work has calmed down! I saw this quote online today and thought of you - ‘'The secret of getting ahead is getting started.' 

- Mark Twain " 

Final Thoughts

We hope you found this article helpful and will share it with your friends.  What is the nicest way to say "I'm doing well" that you know? Let us know in a comment below!

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