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How To Write An Online Dating Profile: Al’s 10 Rules for the Ladies!

I love reading dating profiles. Or hate reading them. However there are some howlers that girls post to their profiles, so as a gift to womankind (one of my many!), here are my 10 rules for posting a successful dating profile.

Get this right and you’ll get more interest of the kind that you want. Or keep doing what you are doing and getting the results you are getting. Besides, it will make the process much more fun – and if it’s not fun, what’s the point!

1 Only put up photographs where you are looking pretty. If necessary, get the photograph taken professionally (if you ming, pay for a better photographer; once you are on the date he’s at least committed to hear if you’ve got decent chat.)

Internet dating is like window shopping, and the first thing guys look at are the pictures. If there is one picture that makes you look like you’ve just swallowed a frog, one that catches the angle just right to make your nose / eye / ear / belly / bingo wings look deformed, often the guy will move straight on without reading your profile. There is just too much choice to waste time writing to someone unattractive (and the guys that you are interested in are the ones that have the confidence to move on, so all you are doing is trying to make sure those guys take a second look at you)

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Nate Herman’s “How To Write A Movie Treatment”

This, according to Nate, is all you need to write a movie treatment and save yourself a tonne of money on books and courses! In fact, by his estimation, you don’t need all that I have written below, some of this is specific to a film I am writing myself. Short, isn’t it.
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Writing at the iO, first class, and a bunch of jokes…

Today I had my first class at the iO, a place that I will surely call home over the next couple of months from the shear number of classes I will be doing in this building. There are about 10 of us in the class and, gathered around a table on the top floor of the building, we did the usual introductions. It turns out that people have been talking and I am becoming well known as the nutter who is doing a ridiculous number of classes!
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Writing 1 with Joe Janes, Homework for Tuesday and Wednesday – a dialogue

Out homework after the first day was to rewrite our monologues, thinking about who our character was talking to, what they wanted off the other person, and to include simple opening stage directions.

I wrote this, but then managed to delete it, so you will have to imagine my genius! However, you have my next iteration (homework for Wednesday) underneath here.

I suppose this is the first time on this blog where you get to read an improvised scene. Enjoy.

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