Within days, the dating coach assigned a writer to me whose background could not be more foreign to my own.
The writer and I spent over an hour speaking on the phone, and I even referred him to the hundreds of published articles and blog posts I had already written about divorce, single parenting, relationships, and dating to give him added insight into who I was.
When all was said and done, I decided not to use her version of my online dating profile and, instead, returned to what I do best – weaving stories. Since that time I have replicated my unique storytelling approach, creating one-of-a-kind online dating profiles for my private clients – single, divorced, and widowed women and men over 40 from all different faiths, cultures, and walks of life.
Individuals who, like myself, appreciate the challenges as well as the excitement and possibilities that love the second, third, or however many times around can bring. No matter how mundane you think your life has been up to this point or how typical you believe your story is, there is someone out there eager to hear it.
Verified, Schmerified Beware of the “verified” profiles that some sites tout.
Singles, both men and women, are under attack from the fakes.
Unless the online dating site is going to go to the extra effort of meeting the single in person, doing a background check, and taking their online profile pictures for them (like Findthe It Factor.com, a personalized dating service), then “verified” means nothing more than the faker has access to a credit card.
There are services that can do background checks for you, if you feel the person is worth looking into further.
Though, recently, I learned that averages 10 percent paid profiles and 90 percent free profiles.
The unfortunate truth is that the paid singles don’t know who is free and who is not.