Mike, a brilliant mathematician, found himself suddenly single after 18 years of a rocky marriage. He is a man who could talk for days about Weierstrass factorization theorem and Pythagorean theorem, but failed miserably when it came to simple conversations with women.
Urged by a cadre of male friends, Mike decided to enter into the world of on line dating and to start having fun again. Mike, the epitome of nerd, had been mildly popular in high school. He met and married Wendy in college and now, years later he was “free at last.”
A click of the mouse and voila- a new man!
Daunted by the EHarmony herculean task of completing dozens of pages of questions, Mike went straight to Match, signed up and paid his dues. Then he called his best friend, Steve, the clever copywriter from the ad agency downtown. The two friends met over a couple pitchers of beer and proceeded to create a highly embellished profile of Mike.
Dressing up the naked truth
At the end of the fiction writing expedition, Mike sounded like a cross between Brad Pitt and Warren Buffet and Jimmy Buffet; he had it all: looks, money and margaritas. With the magic of Photoshop, Mike was superimposed into a picture at the Taj Mahal,standing next to a Porsche and standing in front of a Rolls Royce at the Casino in Monte Carlo.
Sports were Mike’s bete noire. He spent free time doing algebraic symbolism, a little spelunking and bowling. Not a problem: Steve the wizard with words, knew all the chick magnet verbs and magically Mike had an interest cooking, hiking, biking, skiing, and camping.
Within no time, the two created their own manly-man version of Eliza Doolittle. Mike went from nerdy engineer to savvy bachelor. Throwing caution to the wind, they hit the Match.com ‘send’ button and Mike,the bon vivant was born. He was younger, taller, thinner, wealthier and up and running.
Yee ha! Look out ladies: Mike the instant “ladies man” was born.