Dating profile comparisons
European trends continue to catch fire on this side of the pond, and here at Swagoo, we're not complaining, and neither should you."The tips are free but the services come at a cost.
The sites' founder, Scott Valdez, paints a picture of his followers as wealthy, overworked young professionals who don't have the time or game to land "high-quality" women."One being one-night stands only, 10 being get married as soon as possible," with most coming in at a 7½ or 8, according to Valdez.He says the majority of his clients are looking for slim, fit or athletic women -- they also tend to prefer brunettes to blondes."Beauty in general, obviously, is important for most of our clients," Valdez says.Blog-style posts suggest getting her a box of portable wine vials, growing a beard and ditching your board shorts.A guide to beachwear titled "Short Trunks Are the New Black" reads:"Here's the long and not-so-long of it: Gone are the days of knee-grazing board shorts.The site promises to let users "skip the endless swiping and messaging, and instantly fast-forward to a calendar that's jam-packed with attractive women looking for a good time with a great guy."Tinder Done For You is part of a growing industry of third-party apps and services that promise to take the work out of online dating.
Today, you can outsource nearly every part of your love life.
Which, given the tenor of the service's marketing copy, stands to reason.
Tinder Done For You sells itself as a skeleton key for the emotionally lazy and socially inept that can open the door to any woman's heart in six easy steps."You'll be sitting across the table from your ideal woman as early as this weekend ...
Tinder Done For You's top-rated headshots (including one reject) and sample profiles for comparison. Swipe right to expose my real profile (left) and two "gay" profile samples (center, right).
The following week, Ally sent over a collection of five headshots, one of which didn't make the cut even after a round of retouching and high marks from a panel of 12 female judges.
In all, a team of nearly 20 people worked on my profile. Apps like Grindr, Tinder and Ok Cupid use algorithms to take the work out of matchmaking.