OK, Blogpals, I need some help. It’s a new year, and my dating profile needs an update. I’m going to post some new photos (sorry, you don’t get to see them—I’ve heard too many horror stories about potential employers/other important people who recognize people from their blogs, to the detriment of the blogger) that will present an attractive visage that might surprise some of my coworkers who mostly see me as my four-eyed-untamed-hair-got-ready-in-less-than-two-minutes self. Now I realize that all most of you know about me is what I type into this thingy, but since I think this blog is as honest an expression of myself as I’ve made, you could be a good judge of my profile. In any event, that’s what I’m asking you to do.
This profile is for the decidedly more edgy of the two sites I’ve availed myself of. It’s where the hipster boys live, and it’s geared more toward dating than it is toward relationships. Before I met Ex-Boyfriend through the relationship site, I met a number of interesting lads through this site, and I’d like to do so again. Keeping in mind that I’m answering this question with an eye toward a reasonably casual dating situation, please critique, based on what you know about me through this blog.
Here is the first topic: Why you should get to know me. Here’s my new draft answer:
Should? I don’t know what you should do, and I’m not about to tell you what to do. You might want to get to know me because I’m interesting, smart, and rather funny. I’m also independent, open-minded, and a bit rebellious, and I appreciate the same in others. I’ve traveled the world a bit (with a tub of Fluff as the subject of my tourist photos), and I’d like to do it some more. My book list is long, but I’m always looking for another read. My friends say I’m easy-going and supportive. I’m a talker, but I also listen. I’m creative and love learning new things. I once took a personality quiz that said I’m the Dirty Little Secret, which I found both hilarious and strangely more appropriate than the Social Philosopher designation this site tagged me with. I don’t believe in personality tests. In my own oddball way, I have a certain mystery that some find intriguing. Perhaps you do, too.
Here’s the second topic: More about what I'm looking for. Here is my draft answer:
I enjoy people who are comfortable in their own skins and who have open and curious minds. A sense of humor and of the absurd is essential. Kindness is important to me. A sense of adventure, even and especially in the everyday, would be great. Dancing is a plus, ability not required. Hopefully you read and like to talk about what you are reading. Creativity and wisdom would knock my socks off.
OK. Critque away, please (but please be nice).