The former is still undergoing a massive renovation taking so long that cars will fly by the time it’s done, and the latter...
well, it’s always just random accident-and-rubbernecker fustercluckery no matter which direction you’re going.
Heck, good luck even finding urban green space (Klyde Warren Park barely counts, and actually proves this point: it’s a park on a highway! So a ton of cool outdoor dating activity options -- like strolls across the coast or hiking with a view for miles -- simply aren’t available to us.
Amused, they listened patiently as I droned on about the objectification of women. About how all the men on were just looking for arm-candy-bimbos. A few hours later, after enduring the indignity of having them comb through my Facebook albums, they showed me the three photos to post. In my initial photos, my goal was to seem as hot as possible. Also: No photos in which you're holding something weird (ceramic animals, plastic baby dolls, snakes, etc.) or that have been through Instagram or Hipstamatic-style editing. Sure, the lighting is great in your bathroom, and your hair looks fabulous. Don't put yourself into a situation where he thinks you're dishonest at first sight. Sorry feline fans, but you don't want to be pegged as a crazy cat lady. You and your dog show you're active and down to earth. Many men like to be active and physical; you want to show you can keep up with them.
And that's when they asked me the question that would change my online dating life: Can we see your profile and photos? I showed no personality and came off as self-absorbed and mindless. But resist the urge to hold up your phone, snap a picture and post it. Men don't want to be reminded of the competition when they are looking for women to date. DO post a shot of you looking fun and/or interesting. A picture of yourself holding a camera (if you're a photographer) or playing the guitar shows you have interests.
Ladies, just know that the fried chicken salad you order to appear healthy may be as big as the chicken.
Guys, unless you’re wearing a bib (maybe just don’t dine someplace that’ll need a bib), your tie will come away with some hickory sauce at that barbecue joint.