That photo where your skin looks all glowy and you can’t see your cankles? But the photo from 6 years, 25 pounds and two high-stress jobs ago?Yes, you looked great, but you want to date someone who is attracted to you right now.Stick to these rules, be kinda funny, try not to be a cliché machine (you love to laugh and couldn’t live without your family and friends?! ) and your profile should be at least marginally acceptable (and hopefully won’t end up here for the wrong reasons).___If you've got your own online dating horror stories, drop them below, or submit them anonymously.I would like to point out that I am a dedicated and independent girlfriend, a self-starter and very loyal.I also have completed considerable research on the topic of love, including countless hours reading dating/relationship blogs and watching romantic comedies.
I’m sure I mentioned it like 56 times in my profile, but just in case you missed it, here is me in Laos. Love it.” Think beyond “this is a cool / funny / flattering photo that I like” and ask yourself, “How is a total stranger going to view me and my life when they look at this photo? This one should be obvious, but unfortunately it’s not. The exception to this rule: You are a moron who would like to attract other morons. One very reliable red flag on online dating sites: People who list the age range of people they’ll date as significantly younger or significantly older, but not overlapping with their own.So select photos that look good, but could also in some universe be reasonably understood to be you.Relatedly: Select photos where you can actually see what you look like.tags: blind date, breakup, date, dating, dating resume, fun, humor, life, loss, love, marriage, me, men, musings, my life, online dating, people, plenty of fish, random, random thoughts, relationship, relationships, self help, sex, wedding, women To whom it may concern, My name is Catherine and I am uniquely qualified for the position of X’s girlfriend, soul mate, life partner and future wife.Enclosed you will find my resume, which details my extensive dating and relationship experience.