nerdy overthinker needs a highlighter, heart and cold eye
June 21, 2012 11:49 AM Subscribe
yet another request for feedback on an OkCupid profile
. Complex, nerdy overthinker in search of an editor who may be able to help focus an online persona.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (59 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I've been on OkC for a few months with middling success (a few message exchanges, four dates with different women) but returns seemed to have been diminishing as of late. I'm happy with how my Q&A has setup my matches, and I'll send out four or so messages a week to new people, but over the past two months it seems that half of those messages will vanish into ether, the other half will result in someone looking at my profile, but none will result in a response.
I have tweaked and revised my profile a few times, but I'm struggling with the quandry of what to keep and what to cut. I look at the wall of text and know that it's overwhelming, but I struggle with feeling like cutting something out might omit a potential connection that someone might spot.
So, I'd like hard-eyed feedback about what works and what doesn't. What feels fake and forced and what feels natural? Or should I just stop thinking about it and just get better photos?