Deliriously coupled as I am — Hi Honey! — I have no intention whatsoever of writing a personal ad. But I do think that many people could use some writing tips in this area.
So in the spirit of helpfulness, I submit an example of a new way to position yourself in the sea of singles online — the “Review Personal.”
My technique is a bit shorter than the dating profile tips in this excellent piece, but just as effective.
- Select a user name — for this example, I am Whoopie-Pie.
- Find a good photo of yourself. (You’re not supposed to use a group shot, but this was the best picture of myself that I had on hand. I know, I shouldn’t have used the shot with my friends…but I look so cute in it!)
- The next step is usually to write about yourself, but not in my method.
No, instead get your friends to write some blurbs. Just email them and ask them for a little paragraph. After all, who knows you better than you peeps?
And with a bit of editing, you can have something like this!
→ I have worked with [redacted] for many years and she’s a pleasure to have around the office. Reliable, smart and efficient are the three words that best describe her. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her as a romantic partner to any potential love interest. — Whoopie-Pie’s Manager
→ I remember the time [redacted] wore the craziest outfit one night. I can’t even fathom where she bought the pants — they were made up of some strange material that looked a lot like neoprene. We started off having drinks at a pub and somehow we ended up at The Matador. She ended up losing a shoe, but we had a heck of a lot of fun. [Redacted] is still a hell of a lot of fun, but she certainly dresses better now. — Whoopie-Pie’s Oldest Friend
→ Just date her for heaven’s sake. She’s funny and she’s not cheap. — One of Whoopie-Pie BFFs
You get the idea! How could this technique possibly not work?