Sunday, March 6, 2011

Your Dating Profiles, Ladies

I'm struggling here, ladies (and I'm feeling a bit cranky...).  First of all, let me applaud you all for getting braver and braver with your online approaches.  By the same token, two key complaints:

False Advertising

Yes, I know it's just a female ego thing, but the biggest problem I've had with attempting to date via online services is going through all the time and energy it takes to secure a coffee date, only to meet a different woman than the one in her photos.  We're visual creatures first and foremost.  YOU liked my photos enough to agree to meet, yet you're not offering me the same courtesy.  Walking into a cafe and wondering why you've sent your older, heavier-set sister to the date is no fun.

Cropped at the shoulder shots are bad enough (OK, once we've had enough experience in the milieu, we actually know what that means, it means that your "average" body type means average in a world where 70% of the population is no longer slim), but the 10, 15 or 20(!) year old photos have NO PLACE on your profile.  NOT AT ALL!  We lads have absolutely no interest in how you looked long ago.  None.  Maybe on Date 5 looking at a family album, but ONLY then!

Trust Us, At Least This Far...
Please READ Our Profiles and Believe What We Say About Our Hard-Wired Predilections!
We all write our profile text for a reason, to save us all some time and energy, to give you a little 'heads up' on what we're like, what we don't like, and how to avoid disappointment.  If it says we're not into older women, or heavy-set ladies, or people who can't put a sentence together, TRUST US and save us all a lot of time by not winking, smiling or writing to us.
Believe it or not, it is very tough to say 'no thanks'!   
Nuff said.  (Grrrr...)

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