I've got a number of brilliant, beautiful, frank, funny friends, all capable of remarkable things, but writing an enticing online profile does not seem to be one of them. Some people offer their services in soup kitchens, some volunteer to shampoo crude oil off of sad, gooey pelicans; I rewrite online dating profiles.
It all started when my pal Paula asked me to figure out why she wasn't getting a response to her JDate ad. " What I get is that we all want to be loved for exactly who we are. " It wasn't long before news that I'd taken Paula's profile from drab to fab spread far and wide (okay, a couple of people in Brooklyn heard). I've seen the dumb, the dull, and the klutzy; the bitter, the brazen, and the too cute by half.
Some dating advice for the girls – make sure make-up is subtle, or as you would normally wear it – the same applies to clothing.
Men, meanwhile, should ensure the photo isn’t one of you shying away under a hat, huge sunglasses or a scarf which hides your face.
Choose a headshot that clearly shows your face smiling and in a flattering light (natural light is best), plus one full-length shot and another that shows you doing something you enjoy such as surfing or snowboarding.
Remember, online dating isn’t about creating a fantasy version of yourself – it’s a way to meet people with whom you can build a genuine relationship.
There’s no point using photos from 20 years (or 20lbs) ago.
) – TV (even if I like one or two shows and some movies) – Superficial people (but same problem as #2…) In addition, if you happen to pronounce the following sentences regularly, we’re definitely increasing the chance of a good match here: “Ok let’s give it a try” “To be honest, I don’t know” “I respect that” “J’adore les escargots” ok this one doesn’t really count either…
🙂 And last (I promise), if you think that Paris is the most beautiful city in the world, I think you should tell our parents to get ready for the wedding 🙂 I am crazy, stupid, and charming.