Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who was searching for her Prince Charming in the Toad Kingdom of Online Dating. At least she said she was a princess – whether any of the frogs or toads actually believed that she was a 4th cousin 3 times removed from Prince William is a tale for another time.
Across the pond from this princess was her one true frog – her handsome prince. But the two had passed each other on their Online Dating site several times without saying hello. He would peek at her profile to see if she was interested, but his winks fell buried in her inbox under flashy pictures of deceptive Toads.
The princess and the frog searched long and far for each other - suffering many bad dates and broken hearts. And just when the beautiful princess decided to give up, her frog did something drastic to save her. He changed his profile picture from a frog to a Major Leauge Baseball Player, and he caught her eye.
Wait … What? Seriously Heidi Lee, I thought you were joking when you said your Prince Charming (PC) lied in his profile …
All true, dear ones, PC had his own little white lie but it worked. And although he never stated he played in the pros - I led myself to believe that since he posted his primary photo up-to-bat while wearing the Milwaukee Brewers uniform. Well, what would you think?
A picture says a thousand words, and this picture screamed Hottie Hitting a Homer! I finally noticed him because he took it upon himself to catch my eye. I emailed back, and he turned from frog to Prince Charming after our first kiss. And we lived Happily-Ever-After.
Did he play for the Brewers? Yes, actually he had – at Spring Fantasy Camp. The trip had been the vacation of a lifetime for PC. He was coached by some of his heroes in a game that he loved. And fortunately for us, he had some wonderful pictures that demanded my attention. He made himself interesting.
The lesson, then, for my Citizens in the Toad Kingdom – be interesting. Catch someone’s eye with a picture or a statement that invites conversation. Use action in your pictures and your writing to give your suitors something to talk about.
Do you have a picture of yourself in a tiara? Maybe you could strike up that conversation of royalty … My friend Rosie did which you can see in my free eBook on How to Toad-Proof your Online Dating Profile. Check her out, and see what ideas spring to mind to create interest in your Online Dating Profile.
And if you’ve got a quick question, just ask. Send me an email - I answer all questions in the Toad Kingdom personally.