Alicia Fox presents: The Do's and Don'ts of online dating
Online dating can be a tricky bramble patch to navigate. Fortunately, the Divas division has a Fox who knows her way through the thorns. Here are tips from Alicia Fox on how to create the perfect profile, courtesy of WWE Magazine.
1. “Choose a username that says something about you, or what you’re looking for. Keep it down to earth and nix any boastful words such as ‘hot’ or ‘awesome.’”
- Example: TheOne229
2. “Catch a woman’s attention by greeting her like a gentleman. Then immediately hype up your positive characteristics and goals. Make her see you as a good guy, not an unemployed jerk living in his mama’s basement.”
- Example: "Nice to meet you. Like you, I’m here to meet someone for a committed relationship, not for the next score or someone to do my laundry and cook me dinner."
“It’s easy to type that you’re caring or intelligent, so don’t describe your attributes — demonstrate them. Instead of saying you’re funny, make a witty joke to prove it.”
- Example: "In my spare time, I love rock climbing, hosting all-night BBQs with friends, watching movies I can’t predict within 20 minutes, making someone laugh so hard their abs hurt, watching an edge-of-your-seat sports game and reading a good book I can’t put down. As far as a job goes, I have a steady 9-to-5 career for a local marketing company, and use the money to pay for my addictions to heat, food and that rent thing."
3. “Detail a first date to show her what she’d get with you, and be original … Think up something social and public where you can really interact, without the pressure or awkwardness of a first date.”
- Example: "My idea of a great first date is a little outside of the box, like going bowling or even teaching you how to rock climb!"
4. “Explain what you’re looking for as far as morals go, but don’t be so restrictive with the physical attributes. You may think you want a 5-foot-8 blonde, but be open-minded and focus on the important stuff, such as her values and personality.”
- Example: "All I’m looking for is a woman who knows who she is, and can stand on her own two feet, someone happy and caring and a little adventurous."
Some pretty solid advice from Miss Fox. But some students learn harder than others, and to prevent any prospective pupils from dooming their efforts before they begin, here's some handy advice on what not to do when pursuing love on the Web.
1. “Using clichés or quoting movies shows a complete lack of originality. Be yourself, use proper grammar, and always, always spell-check!”
- Example: "So I’m totally new to this, and I can’t believe I joined an online dating site, but here are the basics. I’m funny, smrat and ridiculously good-looking. (Tell me u’ve seen Zoolander, please!) Just kidding, LOL."
- Example: "The truth is, all my friends are getting married and it sucks being the last single guy left. So time to grow up and settle!"
- Example: "FYI, ladies. In college, I was my school’s D2 star linebacker (Class of ’05 MVP at Bridgeport University, look me up) and I still play with the guys every Sun."
- Don’t take a pic in the mirror — especially shirtless. Never bare anything I wouldn’t see on a first date!
- Second: Never, ever post a photo of you with another girl — pose with a group of friends, your boys or family, or you’ll risk looking like a player.”
- Third, and this is key: Silly photos of you are great; photos of you acting stupid and drunk are irritatingly unattractive.”
- Examples omitted to protect the guilty.