I’ve actually dropped full stories and dialogues into my profile.
There is a myth that you have to be good-looking to get laid with online dating. Even if you haven’t been gifted with a face so beautiful that makes the baby Jesus weep at it’s glory (like me), you can still get laid with online dating.
Even if you don’t do online dating, these principles apply to any writing or storytelling you do, in person or in text. Here’s how: The classic writing advice “show, don’t tell” also applies to online dating.
For example, look at these two profiles: 1) I’m the class clown among my friends.
I’m really good at making people laugh, and like to have a good time.
2) For our first date, we can go anywhere except Mc Grady’s, because I’m banned for life after firing a plastic arrow into the owner’s eye’s arm on Halloween, while dressed as Cupid.
In my defense, I was aiming for his girlfriend, but confessing to flirting with his girl probably won’t get me back in. The other never has to explicitly tell us he’s funny or does crazy stuff, because he shows us. Consider this writing from Roosh’s his readers “but seriously, that girl was really slutty,” they might not believe him.
Through providing the right details, he leads the reader to his conclusion, while making them think it was theirs.
Good writing can lead people to things you couldn’t explicitly say.
(Though this example borders on being to overtly sexual. A guy who asked me for online dating advice had this on his profile: A girl reading that knows it’s probably bullshit, but it’d make her laugh, show her he’s funny, and that he has interesting experiences to share.
See point 4 below.) From this story, you also know I don’t take myself too seriously, and don’t apologize for anything. Take it a step further, and you can convey perspective.
For example, look at these two different versions: I grew up in Brazil, the land of jiu-jitsu and models, where the men have big muscles, and the women have bigger asses.