Online dating rule # 1: Thou shalt not post ancient photos

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The ‘first date’ is your final chance to win and woo the person sitting across from you.

No amount of flirty, cute, prelude e-mails are

going to erase bad manners, false information,

or outdated pictures.

The minute you walk into the coffee shop, café, or museum for that momentous first date – if you’ve posted picture that is five or 15 years old, your date will be instantly  a) disappointed b) disinterested c) shocked. d) all of the above. You can count on it.

Save time and energy by posting three recent photos of yourself – (without the big hat and huge sunglasses)  the truth will set you free.

We’re not in college anymore, Toto

Jacob, 56, accountant, ski fanatic was a blue-eyed, blond, hunk in college. Time travel 30 years ahead and now he is a grey haired, skier-biker, bachelor. He thought the good-looking college photograph of him in ski clothes would track a bevy of ladies. It did.  Unfortunately, the “disconnect” was meeting Jacob for the first time and realizing he barely look like the photo he posted.

Hide and Seek 

Randy reports his first a date with SFLady was a nightmare- although they had spoken on the phone twice and seem to have much in common- when he walked into Peet’s Coffee- he walked right by her, twice. She, too, had posted an ancient picture of herself and barely resembled the antique photo.  To say he was put off- only barely describes his reaction to her integrity and authenticity

Too much of a gentleman, Randy did not comment on the fact that her picture was extremely outdated and a lie.  They had a polite conversation and Randy excused himself and wished SFLady good luck. He debated whether or not to comment on the fuax photograph and decided against it.  Instead, he told me and I’m telling you: it doesn’t work –  don’t waste time posting an outdated picture

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If you’re thinking about getting in the dating game- give it a try –

Contact me page.larkin@gmail.com and let’s work together to get your online dating profile up and running.

Why waste another day?   Now, go outside and have some fun!

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