Memoirs of a Madman*
BBEFORE you start writing an online dating profile, you need to source a suitable mugshot. In recent weeks I have shared my wisdom on how to write an online dating profile.
You must find a flattering photo with which to lure your prey. Haystacks and needles may spring to mind at this point.
Seeing as how during the divorce/break-up you will have lots of photos that have been systematically cut in half by your ex (or by you) it is probably best not to use one of these.
Besides you ex’s ‘dismembered’ arm wrapped around your shoulder may be construed as some sort of grotesque bodily disfigurement on your part.
Don’t include photos of you with your children. Rather than suggesting that you’re a caring, sensitive dad, it will be interpreted as a cynical attempt to exploit your kids in order to bag a date.
Remember, they are dating you, not your offspring.
Working on the basis that most of the photos you see on online dating sites will have been taken at least 10 years ago and in an incredibly forgiving light setting, a little