Twelve years ago, I took a chance and wrote a personal ad.
My finished product reflected my attitude at the time—a combination of "you have to play to win" and "hey, why not?
That’s because love, like the Internet, has a lingo and etiquette all its own.
Combining the two in an online dating scenario can complicate the delicate dance even further. Maybe Boy and Girl meet—or maybe they don’t, and if they do, do Boy and Girl live up to their profiles and live happily ever after?
If you're not comfortable putting your picture up online, avoid overselling your appearance with dubious claims like "Sharon Stone look-alike." I started my magazine personal with: "Curvy, almond-eyed writer, fit (good shoulders)...." My husband says he was attracted to the soft sell of the description and the quirky confidence of the assertion.