Oh, and no guy needs to know that you have two cats, spent two years as a Goth, and are OCD.You may think that in the interest of full disclosure, you have to spill all your quirks and secrets, but save those tidbits for date #2, when you've already won him over.If you leave them smiling or questioning what else there is to discover about you, your profile will be memorable. I don't know why, I don't know how, I only know that I was at the supermarket one fine morning, minding my own business, when suddenly I came face to face with "the sun-dried plum." I will tell you right now that I'm a fan of the prune—particularly when it's in Danish form—but the prune was clearly not selling.The snag-him secret: Enlist a close friend to help you create your profile.
So how come you're only meeting losers, or worse, not getting any attention at all? With a few tweaks and maybe a little white lie or two, your inbox will soon be stuffed with messages from guys dying to meet you.For the prune to turn heads (not to mention meet a nice guy, move to the suburbs, and have a couple of baby prunes) it needed a fresh marketing strategy.Which brings us to today's subject: the online dating profile.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.
But that can backfire because it makes guys think you have issues or are high-maintenance.