In mid 2010 I was struggling with the New York City dating scene. A friend, I’ll call him Jack, swore to me that online dating was the only way to do it. He told me that he had a profile and was getting a date with a different girl every night of the week.
For his profile picture he used a shot of the back of his head. I made him turn around so I could get a good look. Nothing special back there. I figured my face looks at least as good as the back of his head so this should be easy for me. Then again Jack also listed on his profile that he is an Ivy League educated attorney with a six figure income.
I created a profile and spent the next week reading tons of profiles of potential female dates. All of them said the same thing.
- They live in Brooklyn
- Love bike riding, coffee, NPR, yoga, and their passport
- Have a sense of humor/love to laugh
If you need to say that you have a sense of humor or that you love to laugh you actually don’t. Odds are you as enjoyable as a visit to the free clinic.
I’ve sent hundreds of queries to test this theory out.
The “Online Dating Intro Letters” were all sent.