Sell yourself

Like a lot of single people nowadays, I’m on one or two internet dating sites.  We’ve all seen them, you upload a photo or 3, you have some that are marked as private that people have to ask permission to see, and you have a description of you, you’re interests, what you look like etc.

One thing that bugs the life out of me from so many people, is that they’re on these sites to find someone, their Miss or Mr Right, or even Miss or Mr Right Now, yet, they’ll make zero effort with the photo they choose to share.  Now I’m not talking about looks here, or putting your best clothes on, slapping on half your make up cupboard or anything, I’m just talking about making the effort to in job speak “sell yourself”.  You don’t turn up to a job interview looking like you’ve just rolled out of bed, you make the effort to look presentable (whatever that means to you).  Yet so many photos on people’s profiles just make them look like they don’t give a shit.  I’m not going to share any of these photos as that really wouldn’t be fair on those people.  Personally, I’m no good at smiling, can’t smile in photos to save my life.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve uploaded really bad photos of me just getting out of bed to my Facebook profile, but I’ve done that with a caption saying something about feeling shit and having a bad hair day.

I don’t think I’m trying to make any kind of point with this rant (as that’s what it is), I just need to get it out of my system, and now I really don’t know how to end this post, so I think I’ll take cue from the Sopranos and…

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  1. #1 by oopster74 on March 28, 2014 - 5:26 am

    Looking through one of the dating apps on my iPhone, and got to this cute girl in a school uniform and I’m thinking “mmm, kinky”, till I read her profile that says she’s 14 and this is her actual school uniform. What the actual fuck! You’re not supposed to be on these things unless you’re 18 or over (in most countries), she’s clearly stating in her description her actual age, so why aren’t the app makers doing something? I should, anyone should be able to see her profile and feel fine with thinking she’s cute and maybe a bit kinky, without having to worry that they might get a knock on their door from the police later that day / night.

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