While fixing many of the world’s problems on gchat, I told Jenn that I thought that women should have a trusted male friend write/edit their online dating profile. (And vice versa.) Somehow that led to me thinking that could be an interesting blog post experiment. And that led to her volunteering her OK Cupid profile.

How fun is that?

So I wrote a profile for her, and even picked the photos! She is going to put it up for one week, and we’re all going to see the results when she writes a wrap-up post.

Now it wasn’t as easy as it sounds. I wanted to sell Jenn’s best qualities, but I didn’t want to just appeal to all guys. (I’d just go booze and boobs for that, right?) I wanted to appeal to the RIGHT guys.

Plus I had to keep Jenn from being too Jenn about the whole thing. (“I hate all of the photos you picked!”)

In fact, it is possible that every single woman who reads this will think I did a sucky job of selling Jenn. But that’s kind of the point. It is supposed to appeal to (the right) dudes, not you.

I told her that one of two things are going to happen. This is either going to only amuse the two of us, or it is going to get ten women to ask me to write their profiles.

Let’s find out which it is!


Jenn’s OKC Profile

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My Self-Summary:

I think I’m awesome, but will admit to you the ways in which I’m not. I love red lipstick and play fantasy football. I have a common name, and a one-of-a-kind personality. I’m a slightly-jaded romantic. (Half of that is a known secret.) I’m curious about others, and charmingly self-involved. I shout from the rooftops, while keeping your secrets.

I’m not as complicated as I seem.

What I’m Doing With My Life:

Waiting. Waiting for that moment. Waiting for that moment to be awesome.

I’m educated. I have a good full-time job. I have my own place. I have my own car.

I have good friends. I have an amazing family. I have a cat that recently had her funding renewed for her ongoing research into cold fusion.

I’m not doing nothing while I wait. I am gathering knowledge. I am gaining experience. I am playing kickball. I am living life.

But when that moment comes.

I’ll be ready.

I’m Really Good At:

Talking. With anyone, about anything.

Being supportive. If I have your back, I have your back.

Solving the crimes on TV crime dramas. (Hint: it is always the famous guest star.)

The internet.

The First Things People Usually Notice About Me:

My voice. I talk in exclamation points.

I listen in parentheses, so it balances out.

Favorite books, movies, shows, music and food:

Fried Green Tomatoes, for as many of those as it fits.

I spend a lot of time thinking about:

How Hanson decided how many Ms to put in “MMMBop.”

On a typical Friday night I am:

Well I know that Saturday night’s alright for fighting…

It depends on the company, the time of year, how my week has been. But I am striving for atypical. I want amazing experiences. I want new places. I want foods I never dreamed I’d try. I want sore cheeks from smiling. I want to lose my voice trying to find my people.

And sometimes I want to nap.

The most private thing I am willing to admit:

I kinda hope this works.

You should message me if:

Your friends would describe you as “a good guy.” You try to do the right things at the right times. You’re as aware of your flaws as you are of your strengths. You support people you agree with, and respect people you don’t. You care about others.

You want to have a fun date with a cool, interesting girl, who can converse on any topic, and who cleans up in a way that’ll just about melt your eyeballs.


Check out Jenn’s actual profile!

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