By Sabrina Cohen. Sabrina Cohen is a blogger, copywriter, and creative consultant for MarketSmiths.com.
If you’re old enough to vote, chances are you’ve experienced the dark side of dating. Rejection. Confusion. Disappointment. Doubt. Rage. Heartbreak.
Instead of committing to a life of celibacy, you opt to stay in the game. Why? You suddenly see a platform for change. A way to inform the masses and change the dating world forever… your MeetMoi profile!
In your pent-up stupor, you craft what you think is a passionate profile. In reality, it’s more like a dating manifesto, complete with the bitter rantings of an Alanis Morissette song (circa 1995). It likely includes something along the lines of…
LADIES: “FYI guys, it is NOT ok to offer dinner at your favorite neighborhood restaurant and then direct the taxi to your apartment instead! WTF?”
GENTS: “Look ladies, real love can’t be measured by the size of a man’s… um, stock portfolio! ”
It’s certainly tempting to vent our frustrations about dating dramas. We’ve all been there.
But before you unleash your wrath, consider how 500 words of emotional outrage would look spewed across your screen. Not attractive. Even subtle negativity can be a turnoff.
Never forget—the audience you’re preaching to is also the audience you’re courting. It’s like telling your boss you hate your job and then asking for a raise. Crazytown!
Profiles are meant to highlight your best assets. If yours reeks of scorn and cynicism, not many people will want to investigate the product behind your pitch.
Your ability to stay positive in the face of it all says a lot about your personality and your endurance. If you’ve eaten dating dirt and can still come out swinging for the fences, your confidence and strength will prove to be weapons of mass attraction—while negativity will just bring you more of the same.
So take another look at your MeetMoi profile—or ask an unbiased member of the opposite sex. Any negativity lurking? Strip it out, and let us know what you find.