Memoirs of a Madman*
rying to write an online dating profile for a Madman is a bit like being a dodgy second-hand car salesman trying to flog a battered Trabant. Both have to emphasise the positive points of a product that is either well passed its heyday or was flawed from the outset.
Last week I wrote about how a Madman trying to find that special someone will find that the pool of suitable suitors is considerably smaller and that he too is no longer the attractive proposition he once was.
This is why an online dating profile can be a trick thing to write.
If you don’t want to sound like a dodgy second-hand car salesman trying to flog a battered Trabant then you must find room in your profile for some honesty.
Striking a balance between honesty and salesmanship is a delicate one. This is because one Madman’s perceived attribute could be another woman’s ultimate turn-off.
For example, stating in your profile that you like to collect beer mats actually says you spend far too much time drinking down the pub.
Unless you are looking to attract someone with a similar passion for collectables fo all sorts such as stamps and engine parts,