The result was 60 e-mails and "lots of" dates with interesting women. On e Bay, buyers and sellers leave each other positive, neutral, or negative feedbacks.
Select an online dating service that has feedback ratings. When you get ten positive feedbacks, e Bay puts a gold star next to your name.
A polished, professional-sounding ad makes you look thirty IQ points smarter.
If you're in a big city, especially in the north or west, describe your looks and your money in your personal ad.
If personal ad websites had feedback, you could select only individuals with a gold star.
Then you could skip the ads and go straight to the reviews.
Hobbies: collecting memorabilia from serial killers, laughing maniacally in inappropriate circumstances, putting the "fun" back into "funeral." Can I bite your neck on the first date?
Music: The Damned, Killing Joke, Bach organ fugues.
This will date me, but I remember when alternative newspapers didn't have decency standards.
Less than 1% of married couples met via personal ads (see "Where Couples Met," page 90).
Now look in your Yellow Pages under "Editorial Services." Pay a professional editor to edit your personal ad.
Spelling and grammar errors make you look lazy and stupid.
E.g., an incarcerated woman could write that she committed a crime when she was immature, but prison has helped her grow and now she's sorry for what she'd done.