I spend lots of time in this column and over at A(n)nals of Online Dating documenting the worst of the worst internet daters. But there are also some really good ones — and some mediocre ones that could be so much better if not for rookie mistakes.
So, welcome to Internet Dating Bootcamp, where I'll teach you how to trick unsuspecting users into thinking you’re actually cool and normal. You need to be you in your online dating profile, but the process of creating one is a good time to think about what kindergarten teachers call “being your best self at school.” If you’re attracted to Type-A go-getter types who get up at 6am to exercise, emphasize your similar love of hard work. Want someone who shares your taste for obscure French films? No, not everyone wants to date a carbon copy of themselves, but most of us want to be with someone with some overlapping interests.
Hell, for spending hours on looking for samples of dating profiles and writing a profile that attracts YOUR type of woman?
She should have a sense of humour and not take herself too seriously.
Keep your product’s major flaws out of the commercial.
The obvious points of picking photos are to make them (1) flattering, and (2) accurate.
They want to see if there are interesting guys around, but that’s it (for now).
Don’t be a looker, show you don’t take yourself too seriously.
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