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Introducing: Dear Wendy’s Personalized Online Dating Profile Makeovers!

With all this talk about online dating recently, I’m excited to announce a brand new service I’m offering: personalized online dating profile makeovers! You may remember a couple months ago I mentioned my interest in offering such a service one day, and that day is here. I know for some people, writing, in general, is intimidating, and when it comes to writing about themselves, it can feel like the most awkward — if not impossible — of feats. So, that’s where I’ll come in — to offer support, guidance, and yes, even a little hand-holding. Whether you’re a veteran of online dating, a total novice, or you’re only in the early stages of considering the grand adventure, I can tweak your profile and help you get the kind of attention you’re hoping for.

What I’m not offering is to write the profile for you. The words will be yours — I’ll just help you arrange them in a way that expresses exactly what it is you want to express. As I say in my description of the service, I will:

* Edit any generic language (i.e. “I like to have fun”) to reflect your unique interests, by incorporating answers from your questionnaire, using your own words.

* Eliminate redundancy or potential “red flags.”

* Correct any spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax issues.

* Provide a personalized headline.

All you have to do is send me your existing profile, the name of the dating site you’re on, and your ID or handle name, and I’ll send you a questionnaire to get a better sense of your personality, lifestyle, and what you’re looking for. As soon as I receive your information, I’ll get to work on editing your new and improved profile and will respond to you within a week.

I’m totally excited about this new endeavor. I can’t wait to get to know some of you a little better and lend relationship help in a different way than I have through my columns. Thank you for your initial enthusiasm and interest, and for trusting me to be discreet, candid, and compassionate in helping you find a fulfilling and happy relationship.

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avatar SpaceySteph June 9, 2011, 2:00 pm

Kinda wish I were single right now just so I could give this a try. I’m curious to watch the process and also to see how much better I’d sound once Wendy got ahold of my terrible (now deactivated) profile. But I do love my boyfriend so… maybe another time. ;-)

Good luck with this new venture, Wendy! Your life has so many excitings starts these days!

leilani leilani June 9, 2011, 2:04 pm

That’s awesome! I’m not an online dater but I think its a great idea.

bagge72 bagge72 June 9, 2011, 2:16 pm

Good Luck Wendy! I’m sure you will kick ass at this too!

avatar Gwen Soul June 9, 2011, 2:35 pm

Maybe this will be an early X-Mas present to my mom. She was divorced about 2 years ago after a 30+ year marriage and has no idea how to go about dating or finding someone and no idea how to market herself. I think she sells herself short because she is awesome!

Wonderful idea.!

avatar Britannia June 9, 2011, 4:10 pm

This is a very good idea! From my incredibly limited experience with online dating (literally only 3 days), many people also need help sending out “starter” emails — you know, the very first contact. All of the emails I received were so funky, I decided to delete my profile and go back to regular dating! One guy even said, “I’m literally frothing at the mouth to get to know you.” I guess many people don’t know how to initiate a relationship via email.

avatar MissDre June 9, 2011, 4:45 pm

LOL yeah some guys are weird. I’ve had so many guys message me repeatedly and get mad when I don’t respond. “What, I’m not good enough for you?” or they call me a stuck up bitch and many other things. Fellas, why are you taking this so personally?

I also had one guy write me a 5 paragraph letter, saying how he was not interested in meeting me because of what I wrote in my first contact to him and under usual circumstances he would not have bothered to reply at all but because I seem like a nice girl he thought he would be kind and take the time to explain to me why he was not interested. I was just thinking… Dude, if you’re not interested, you don’t have to reply! And you may think you are being nice, but 5 paragraphs of condescending words is not very nice at all.

Thankfully, JUST as I was about to shut my profile down because I was so annoyed with the whole thing, I met my current boyfriend :)

avatar Marie June 9, 2011, 6:04 pm

Completely Brilliant! Good luck Wendy :)

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