(I guess I have the left and right brain thing going.) Now, let me introduce you to my friend Diane: Diane is an accountant who travels to a new country every year, loves to cook (especially lasagna), is from the South, and whose favorite hobby is making quilts. Now I’d like to describe myself in online dating profile form: I’m fit, intelligent, and I love to laugh and have fun.My family and friends are the most important things in my life, and I’m lucky to be surrounded by great people.
Even if you don’t do online dating, these principles apply to any writing or storytelling you do, in person or in text. Here’s how: The classic writing advice “show, don’t tell” also applies to online dating.I’ve actually dropped full stories and dialogues into my profile.For example, imagine a profile opening with this: Me: Hey, what should I put in my profile? Indian Roommate: I hope you don’t get laid, and I never have to clean that up again.Through providing the right details, he leads the reader to his conclusion, while making them think it was theirs.Good writing can lead people to things you couldn’t explicitly say.