“There’s so many dating options these days from Tinder to ILoveBaldMen.com,” says Ethan Cole. “There are just so many different places where you can go and find a date.” There’s even an app that matches you based on things you hate.
Like many people in the dating game these days, Cole feels overwhelmed by all the dating possibilities. So, he decides to turn to an unexpected source for advice: his grandparents. They have been together for 70 years, so he’s hoping that the two of them can give him advice on how to make an online dating profile. After all, they have the knowledge and experience other people his age don’t.
Cole’s grandmother and grandfather met at a dance. At the time, his grandmother was actually on a date with somebody else, but the chemistry between them was undeniable. “You guys had dances and you had different ways in person to meet someone,” says Cole. “Unfortunately, we live in a world where it’s all online.”
“What kind of things should I indicate in my profile about who I am as a human being?” Cole asks them.
“Tell them that, you know, you’re an educated young man, and you’re interested in meeting a nice girl,” his grandmother says.
For the photos, his grandparents say that it’s best for young men to appear clean-shaven in their profile. They should also be wearing a dress shirt or a sport coat, so girls don’t think that the guy is sloppy.
They also suggest that Cole should play up his more serious pursuits in his profile, such as going to school and teaching. When Cole asks his grandparents if he should be doing something else in his profile, like including a photo of him jumping out of a plane, they respond with a resounding ‘no.’
While Cole’s grandparents don’t have the most typical approach to modern online dating profile, it’s hard to argue with them because they have been married for 70 years.
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