I Put Up a Profile on eHarmony…. Now What? Part 2

So, this internet dating thing…. Does it really work?

Sometimes.

I have heard horror stories but I know three married couples who met online- two are co-workers (one former) who met their spouses on eHarmony. That part I did not know until today.

Okay, I’m a little less skeptical now.

My friend gave me a set of rules to navigate by but she also had suggestions to get better “feedback.”

Oh boy, here it comes….

Yes, I have to put a picture up. I’ll do it tonight. I’ll use the one I have on Facebook. It is the most recent one I have even though I don’t think it looks like me. I took it myself (about nine months ago) so the angle is a little wonky. I don’t have long hair anymore (though it is no longer pixie length) but it will have to do.

My friend asked if I had one with me smiling- the one from kindergarten doesn’t count so, no. She said that guys tend to want to see a picture from head to toe (not happening), preferably with boobage.

Gee, would it be easier if I put my bra size on my profile?

I wasn’t really expecting my profile to go live this quickly so I input relatively short answers. Apparently I need to expand my profile to get more responses- not Dickensian but not point form either. I thought brevity was your friend but okay, I’ll add that to the list of changes.

If I am going to do this, I might as well DO IT.

She also suggested that I not be too obscure.

You mean I shouldn’t tell people I go to Star Trek conventions and plan to dress in costume (for the first time EVER) at Polaris 25 next summer??

Okay, I can see how that could make someone push the button on my profile- but I already indicated my interest in science fiction and I am not changing that. So there.

When I have finished re-writing my profile, I should re-read it from the guy’s point of view. I am not entirely sure what that means but okay, I’ll give it a go.

One last tip she had for me (for now)…when I e-chat with them, don’t be so business-like, be more girly.

I may have rolled my eyes when she said that.

Who am I kidding?

I DEFINITELY rolled my eyes when she suggested that I be more girly.

I will be who I am but I will try to be a more outgoing version of myself- that will have to be enough.

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~ by angryegg on August 12, 2010.

4 Responses to “I Put Up a Profile on eHarmony…. Now What? Part 2”

  1. Online dating is scary…I tend to steer clear from that stuff, but I have made some really kick ass friends from the internet that I hang out with outside of a computer. So it’s not all bad, of course I didn’t meet any of these on a dating site, so I’ll just shush.

  2. It IS kind of scary but I know people who have had success with this so I am willing to give it a few months. It’s turning out to be a major time sucker, though. I am sure I will have to do a post mortem on this when it is done….

  3. Well I do wish ya luck! I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed. (Yes I am that talented *winks*) hehe 😉

  4. That IS a talent. Many thanks- I think I’ll need it! 🙂

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