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Why complete disclosure isn’t always the best policy on your online dating profile

I’m a big fan of full disclosure as a PR tool when things go wrong. If you can get on the front foot and air your dirty laundry before other people air it for you, you rob others of the power of outing you, and your honesty and integrity will boost your credibility and reputation, buying yourself a bit of time to deal with any fall out… it’s great for PR crisis management. It’s terrible when you’re a “brony” and you’re putting together an online dating profile. Like patriotpony1986.

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This is perhaps the most honest dating profile ever written. So earnest that it is perhaps a clever parody.

My self-summary

I am a proud conservative American and brony (male My Little Pony fan). I work very hard to enmesh the philosophy of Ayn Rand within the framework of tolerance and love espoused by Pink Pie and friends. I’m something of an intellectual, and would love to discuss politics or cartoons with somepony near me in the future. Please understand that if we were to meet, I AM THE MAN in the relationship.

What I’m doing with my life
Trying to finish the first draft of my e-book entitled Serfdom in Equestria, an expose on the liberal agenda slowly eroding freedom in the My Little Pony universe.

Kiss online dating goodbye with the wrong profile photo

Online dating site OkCupid collects heaps of data about its clients. Which you should expect. That’s what good websites do. For instance I know that you’re currently wearing a daggy shirt and sitting with one foot under your leg. Freaky hey.

The insights provided by the OkCupid blog are just phenomenal. They track just about every interaction between people and produce posts like this one – about the type of profile picture that is likely to get you noticed – debunking some popular myths. And they make cool graphs.

Here are the graphs on the types of photos that get the most responses…

A “MySpace” shot apparently looks like this…

Luckily it’s the shots that actually involve you doing something interesting that produce long term results.