Okay, this is embarrassing... but.. would you guys help me write a better personals ad?
I’m really embarrassed to ask this, so please be nice and go easy on me!
Okay, my issue is that I am not at all good at describing or talking about myself in a way that might intrigue people. What I come up with is pretty dry and boring, which, if you know me at all, I am not. I’m actually pretty outgoing when I feel comfortable, and I’m apparently quite funny and charming. (according to my friends)
I have discussed this with several friends in real life, who offered to help me improve my personals ad, but I guess everyone is busy. It feels weird and awkward (and maybe self-absorbed and narcissistic) to press the issue, so here I am, asking my online friends for help. :)
I guess I will post the text that I have now—and yeah, it’s pretty yawn-inducing—in hopes that maybe someone can help me jazz it up? Thanks in advance. :)
I’m a very laid-back, friendly, genuine, and low-drama person who can get along with almost anyone. I really dig intelligence, kindness, geeks/nerds, humor, wit, and quirkiness. I try to live my life as positively and as honestly as possible, and I’d love to meet someone who is the same. I dislike drama, conflict, and negativity—life is hard enough as it is, why make it more miserable?
I’m tomboyish and I love being outdoors and doing things like hiking and camping. My major is wildlife biology, so I’m very interested in the sciences and the natural world. I’m not big into the bar scene and am happy to just hang out in a place where people can talk. I have a really wide variety of interests and like to talk about all sorts of things from the real to the hypothetical. I love silly, goofy, fun people and definitely appreciate sarcasm and dry senses of humor. Other people tell me pretty consistently that I’m funny and sweet.
I have an array of passions including photography, music, books/reading, nature, traveling, spirituality, good food/wine/beer/coffee, and activism (I can’t help fighting for the underdogs of the world). Some of my other interests are adventuring, exploring, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and general geekery (computers, science, technology, video games, books, etc.).
Aside from that, I have a sarcastic, dry sense of humor, but I definitely have a goofy streak and an appreciation for goofballs. I love laughing and making people laugh and I try to have fun no matter what I’m doing!
If you’re looking to meet smart, engaged, normal, relatively sane, genuine people, look no further! I am looking for you, too. :)