|| Female, age 18-45
|| 5" 9' (175 cm)
|| No, don't want
|| College Graduate
|| Want daily
To write about oneself in the introductory section of a dating website provokes the same feelings experienced when a human resources representative says to a potential employee, "So tell me about yourself."
Should I insult your intelligence and bore you with so many positive words that I would attribute to myself? And, but of course, leave out all the negative ones, save for some innocuous phrasing like, "I can be a handful at times, but...?"
Should I bring up my job? How much I love it and couple that with pics that admit of the material success that would make me eligible to be a fit bourgeois? Or, at least, a petit-bourgeois, who still has time to make it to the gym, as my hypothetical shirtless pics would clearly indicate?
Should I make mention that I love particular activities that indicate the proper amount of "extrovert," but then balance that out with a mentioned desire to spend quiet and pleasant evenings at home with that special someone, indicating the proper amount of fuzzy-sweater-wearing "introvert?"
No. I've shoveled so much malarkey at human resources representatives and women in my life, and I'm now inclined just to "make it plain," as Malcolm X/ El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz was wont to say.
If I come by the profile of a woman whom I fancy, I'll email her, and hopefully, she'll do me the courtesy of emailing me back; if only to tell me that she wasn't interested.
As for what I might suggest that we do were we to meet? I have one vice: coffee. So, let us meet for that, though I defer to any preference that you might have.
Post scriptum: one "selling point" that I have to make for myself is that I have ex-girlfriends who would jump at the chance to sell me to you.
I suppose that would be the dating equivalent of "references," returning to the aforementioned and imaginary human resources representative.