You’ve got your sweatpants on, ordered enough Thai for two but only for one, and there’s a bottle of open booze somewhere in the room -- you must be single on Valentine’s Day. And I’m probably doing the exact same thing, with one big difference: instead of crying my way through…er, I mean dry-eyed watching a cheesy romcom, I’ve got my computer open, and I’m working overtime.Such is the life of an online dating profile ghostwriter.It’s like tax season for accountants -- only I work on romantic relationships rather than relationships with the IRS (for good reason). The dream of summer is a distant twinkle in your eye.But when you think about it, this spike makes total sense. And the blanket you’re under is big enough for two.
While each of the sample profiles below is specific to a gender, the elements of each profile remain the same regardless of whether the user is male or female.On the shallowest level, we all want to get a visual approximation of attractiveness.And I don’t mean shots with you and your ex, ‘hilarious’ pictures of you on a drunken night out or extreme close ups of individual parts of your face.If the Internet is good for anything—and, actually, it’s good for lots of things—it’s good for finding a needle in a haystack.Whether you’re hankering after a pistol grip for that vintage Hasselblad single reflex camera, or want to learn all the lyrics to R. M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know it,” the World Wide Web has made tracking down and securing even the most obscure objects your heart desires a lot easier.So online dating -- on a site, an app or three, or both -- is a no-brainer.