There’s been a contest running the past few weeks over The Blackdragon Blog for readers to submit their online dating profiles and have them judged by a panel of real-life women actively engaged in the dating market, with the winner taking a $300 prize. The contest concluded today, and the 3 most popular profiles were announced, and given out on the site.
For those of you too lazy to click the link, here is the winning profile:
Is the glass half empty, half full, or just twice as large as it needs to be? I dislike seeing things in just black and white. I like to measure life not by the breaths I take, but by the moments that take my breath away – when the volume-knob of life is turned all the way down, and I am snuggling up by the fireplace with someone special under a blanket. Or when the volume-knob is turned all the way up, and I am having the time of my life sipping a cocktail on some tropical island wearing a dorky Hawaiian shirt with Lei flowers around my neck.
Basically: You better love to have fun, or we won’t get along. I like to think of myself as confident, but not arrogant. I’m a very humble man. I don’t run away from problems. Also I watched my sister get her heart broken many times, and this made me realize how important it is to treat a woman right. My mother also taught me how to have inner strength and not get walked on. I am easy going, and I love to put a smile on people’s faces, no matter where I am or who I am with. Some stuck up people may think it’s strange, but you might find me making faces back at the kids in the car in front of me.
Are you able to handle masculine energy? I can be quite a handful. Do you consider yourself a bit dorky rather than “hot”, educated rather than just “street-smart”, a creator rather than a consumer, and happy rather than content? In that case, we should talk. “Everybody dies, not everybody lives.” — I love the quote, but have no idea where it’s from. 10 brownie points if you can tell me. 100 points and a cereal box top can be redeemed for the best brownie recipe in the world. Anyways… I just want to hang out casually to see if there is some chemistry between us. That, or potential for a friendship. I’m fine with either outcome – or neither. Maybe I’ll meet someone special online – maybe you will, too. Send me a quick email with why you think we would get along well, and we’ll take it from there.
This profile is a fair bit more feminised than the one I usually run, but this may well explain its appeal to the judging panel. As an experiment, I (and probably several hundred other guys) am switching my profile over to this one (with a few small modifications) for the next week or so, to see what impact it has on the level of interest I receive.
The profile I’ve had up for the last 6 months has been doing very well – I receive anywhere from 10 – 20 winks and/or emails on a daily basis. My existing profile was a lot shorter, more cocky/funny, and played to the strength of my photos, so I’m interested to see how this one performs by way of comparison.