It's been suggested to me by a friend that I should dumb down my profile. Maybe throw in a "my friends and family are very important to me" or two. Perhaps mention how I like to "work hard and play harder," and how "I'm happy with a night on the town, or a romantic evening in." This friend said that my profile was too well written and clever, and that most women won't get my sense of humor.
"They're looking for rich husbands," he said. "Not guys who can write cute little Jdate profiles."
"You wanna try and be funny?," he continued, "write your little blog." "You wanna get women on Jdate? Be boring and successful."
Yes, my friend is a dick. But that dick gets tons of women. He's slightly above average looking, makes a slightly above average salary, and his profile reads like the Jdate cliche' handbook. It's also full of lies. (I fear no reprisals from him because I know he doesn't read my "little blog." He only knows about it from another friend).
When I told him there was no way the words "I'm as comfortable in a tux as I am in sweats" would ever appear in my profile, he called me a stubborn douche bag, and the conversation was over. Maybe I am a stubborn douche bag, but I won't dumb my profile down for the masses because I don't want to meet someone who's just one of the masses. I will not turn my profile into the "According To Jim" of Jdate replete with "LOL"s and smiley faces in place of a laugh track. I'd much rather be the "Arrested Development" of Jdate where few people are watching, but at least I can look at myself in the mirror every day.