So I’ve decided that since my online dating experience is coming to an end (happy?sad? indifferent?), I am going to totally change up my profile. Instead of trying to ‘sell’ myself, and then stating what I’m looking for as a sidenote, I’m just going to lay it all out there, be as bold and outspoken as I am in real life, and see where it takes me! 😉
Here is the ‘before’ essay that I have up (and aside from a few changes here and there, it’s stayed pretty much the same all year).
“Hello, thanks for taking the time to peek at my profile. You may want to pull up a chair; it’s a little bit long.
I consider myself to be an introverted extrovert (depending on the day), who likes to have fun in whatever I do and loves to laugh. I have a quick wit and look for the humor in most things as it makes life more entertaining. I’m a great listener and am always seeking to learn new things.
I’m looking for someone who is intelligent, witty and sincere. He’s got a good head on his shoulders, a great (okay, at least very good) sense of humor and must love to laugh (even if it’s just at himself). He’s willing to make a fool of himself and sometimes considers being called a dork a compliment. Physical attraction is important too, as there needs to be that ever elusive ‘spark’.
I will cross the street to pet a dog, I say ‘hi’ to strangers on the street (often to be met with a look of disbelief as to why I’m speaking to them), manage to trip over absolutely nothing while walking, am an avid people watcher and pretty much a true geek at heart.
An eternal optimist, I strive to look for the positive in whatever life may throw my way. I admire people with integrity, empathy and compassion for others. Someone who is outgoing and confident and is trying to live their best life every day and have fun while they’re doing it!
Although sounding as if it may have come from a greeting card, I still hold onto the romantic notion of finding someone who is not only my best friend, who I am wildly attracted to, who I enjoy spending time with, but someone who I genuinely LIKE!
Shouldn’t be too challenging, right? 😉 ”
I’ll of course post my new ‘essay’ for all to see as soon as I have it formulated!