A while back my friend showed me the Fiverr website, where you can post menial tasks for a $5 fee and sell them to others looking for your menial service. I joking put a Fiverr up that said I’d review your online dating profile and photos, and give honest feedback. Well, nobody responded to my Fiverr (I blame this mostly on the fact that Fiverr hasn’t really taken off, NOT that most people don’t want my advice!). But I think I may need a Fiverr of my own to review my dating profile on OKCupid. And this bums me out.
No, I don’t use OKCupid much anymore, but I do get the occasional message and I do respond to them. And today this gem arrived in my inbox:
So, obviously you passed the aesthetics test or shallow men (such as myself) would never contact you, but a buddy of mine was looking over my shoulder and claimed that – without a doubt – your profile looked to have been written by a guy; it’s just too perfect, minus the incompletion. He claimed that any account with so little information is a dead giveaway. I came to your defense, of course, but now we’ve got a $20 bet going as to whether or not you’re real. So I wondered, just between us, am I about to lose $20?
I think I appreciate your subtle way of saying my profile is unique or different or whatever it is you’re trying to say about my profile..you sort of implied that I’ m a male masquerading as a female. Or that I am dude-like. Ouch.
My profile is uniquely mine, in my opinion. It is everything that is great about The Blonde. It’s funny, both witty and sarcastic and yet somehow optimistic and upbeat. It describes what I like and don’t like. It’s honest, and it has 4 very good pictures of me that I think are honest representations of what I look like (i.e. they’re not glamour shots from 1994).
So I have two things to contemplate here:
1) Am I too dude-like for my own good?
2) Is my profile not as totally-effing-clever as I thought it was?
And my profile is not incomplete, damn it.
Humph. What nerve, suggesting that my profile isn’t a masterpiece!