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August 17, 2016

Match Series: Building Your Profile #onlinedating


Hey guys!

Sorry I've been unreliable these past few weeks. Kinda busy applying all the sass and game I've been reading in our beloved books and applying them in real life. Bwahahaha! I know it's lame, but I'm a full-fledged and proud geek! It would be impossible for me not to channel my favorite heroines as I'm feeling out these dudes. 

Anyways, so building your online profile. I'm not the most proficient in this, I barely use my social media accounts so I don't really know how to "sell" myself. Which is a problem because Match is like a singles market so if I want to attract the right set of dudes I have to be clever about my personal description and what I'm looking for. 
So then I proceeded to write my profile summary and attempted to inject wit while being straightforward at the same time. I was very clear on the things that I want and the kind of people I'm interested in. Though my directness helped filter people, it wasn't fool-proof because the Match app tend to just show photos versus your actual profile. Plus some people just don't bother so there's that. Going back, I ended up with a short 4-paragraph summary which got a few laughs from several people so I was very proud of myself for being snarky.

Then I saw this video and though I'm not as smart or accomplished as this lady, I totally connected to her story (I'm begging you to watch this even if you're not doing online dating just because Amy Webb is fucking awesome!):



Brilliant right? But algorithm aside, it does make sense. With hundreds of profiles to go through, it can get daunting to read each and every one of them. I admit, there are moments where the tide is low meaning I'm not matching with interesting guys or people I have no chemistry with. I tried deleting/adding new photos just to refresh my profile since a great bulk of the activity is mainly window shopping and yet I'm still not happy with the quality of people coming my way. Like how about send me someone who knows how to spell "complexion" or a person who is familiar with the world map and won't argue with me where the Philippines is (I had someone think I'm Pacific Islander)!

So I tried Amy Webb's advice, minus the match part, about simplifying my profile and it worked! I'm getting interests from people who are like-minded, have good grammar, and are learned enough to know when I'm referencing to literature or some pop culture iconoclast. So if you're in the same boat as me, maybe you should try Amy Webb's style, with any luck, we just might find our Mr. Right earlier than expected.








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14 comments:

  1. So glad it is working for you!! Hope your Mr. Right is right around the corner. ;)

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  2. This is quite the endeavor and I never realized it how much went into setting up these profiles. You are amazing so I know you'll say just what needs to be said even if it is tough to describe yourself.

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  3. I'm loving all your Match posts. You are going to find "the one" soon!

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  4. I'm enjoying these posts - thanks for sharing! I imagine it can be scary and overwhelming at first.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  5. Love your methods Braine and so glad it seems to be working. Good Luck!

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  6. Girl, I'm so glad it's working for you! Now to just find the Mountain Man of your dreams <333

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  7. I'm loving these posts. If I ever decide to venture into online dating, they will definitely come in practical use!

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm so glad it's starting to work for you.

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  9. Haha ... no wonder I like Scotch drinkers. :D

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  10. That's interesting I'm glad it's working!

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  11. Who know it was so complictated. I am glad you found something that works for you.

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  12. Hey, I don't think it's lame at all. The tips from the books we love might help in the end. ;D Do have fun with it all. I hope you find a great person, but don't get weighed down with it all. Glad the tips helped though!

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  13. Get a look at t-mobile familywhere app that would be nice help on tracking your kids.

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