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What should i write about myself on a dating site

I know it sounds like a tall order, but if the prune can do it, so can you.

Still, I am happy in my life; I have a great career and am fortunate enough to be surrounded by lots of friends and family.

I don't usually start off a post with the impact points right at the beginning.

Which brings us to today's subject: the online dating profile.

I've got a number of brilliant, beautiful, frank, funny friends, all capable of remarkable things, but writing an enticing online profile does not seem to be one of them. Some people offer their services in soup kitchens, some volunteer to shampoo crude oil off of sad, gooey pelicans; I rewrite online dating profiles.

Of course, we would all like to safely reveal our inner-selves to prospective partners, to find if that elusive spark truly exists.

However, getting to know people takes time, I believe it was Collins who once said, ‘you can’t hurry love, no – you just have to wait.’ What worked for me was to reveal my headline passions – my love of old movies, obscure books and clapped out motorbikes – my ‘greatest hits’ if you will. I also learned that when you speak from the heart, even one as bruised and worn as mine, you reveal yourself as you are: complex, contrary and inquisitive. I am Marcello – corporate peon, natural-born Londoner, and former sailor of the seven seas.

However, for me, it is at precisely this point that a curious thought process triggers.

I always start to wonder, how much do I really want to reveal about myself?

But I want to lay these out first -- because they're so vital to solid message writing -- and we'll get into the "whys" and the "hows" in a moment.

I was going to write about something else today -- I have a couple of big-concept posts I've been meaning to write up and get around to -- but, heck, the last post I put up was a big-concept post so I figured let's have a quick breather from that and get something a little lighter up first. I've been all too guilty of this myself -- sending super-long messages.

The desired result was to show myself as I was; the actual outcome was to appear slightly unhinged. The Goldilocks Approach Feeling wounded after my spectacular mea culpa, I went back to basics.