I quoted Seneca, which sets a tone a little different than if I had quoted Ozzy Osbourne.
(Authors note: I could not find any quotes or lyrics from Ozzy about quotes, hence Seneca.) Roll around with some of your favorite quotes and lyrics and see if they can set the tone for how you want to talk about yourself in your dating profile.
Girls on online dating sites really can get bombarded with messages, and at that point, they’re not really likely to spend more than 15 seconds quickly scanning through a message before decided to keep reading or not, . ” Later, once you guys have gone back and forth a few times, you can feel free to write longer, more involved messages.
Given the strong impact Harris’ book has had on evangelical youth and on the development of evangelicalism’s “purity culture,” Molly’s words are both well-timed and well worth a read.
Part I: Developing Relational Intimacies Part II: Developing Spiritual Intimacy Part III: Developing Emotional Intimacy Part IV: Self-Care and Casting Out Fear Part V: Developing Intellectual Intimacy—————Molly grew up in southern Louisiana and, after spending college partially (emotionally and physically) frozen in Iowa, somehow ended up in seminary where she’s cuddling her inner demons by moonlight and wrestling her faith by daylight.
A message that reads: “Hello, nice to “meet” you, I’m John. You might think it’s flattering, but in general women don’t like to be approached like that.
I’ve read your profile, and I think you sound nice…” …is way less engaging than this: “What!! Especially online, when women maybe a little more on-guard, opening with a comment on their physical appearance runs the risk of seeming shallow and off-putting.