I love it when people write these profiles, doing their darndest to paint themselves in this pristine light that makes them glisten like a diamond; when really you're on your couch and there's cheetos smeared along every letter of your keyboard. But that's ok. That's the beauty of the internet. It's like writing anonymous rude or lewd comments on youtube. We're all champs until we have to do things in real life.
For me, an online dating profile presents all these little challenges. It's so much harder to show who I am as a person without being there. Like, for instance, if I make a joke online, how are you supposed to see my arms triumphantly flailing like a wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tubeman? Or how I have a congenital malfucntion that makes me do jumping jacks when ever I see a team of ducks walking together (happened once with swans but it was because they were muddy and inordinately small for their age).
Maybe I'm in the minority but I find it much more interesting to speak to a woman in person. There is an excitement you get from talking to a stranger that you don't get from messaging someone online. Especially when that someone is sifting through dozens of emails. That's the trade off. You can meet someone from your living room now but you have to then be the same, if not better, when you meet in person or talk on the phone.
What's the moral of the story?
It's easy to be awesome on the internet but what you lose out on is the potential to see this in someone - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GznhT__PXs
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Helicopter bungee jumping listening to Swiss-French rap music.