In November 2017, I ran across an ad seeking “people with good Tinder skills” for a job as a “Virtual Dating Assistant.” At first I thought it was a joke, but I completed their online form out of pure fascination. Apparently, professional writers make for good online-dating assistants; knowing how to seduce strangers with the written word is the company’s mandate, after all.
Despite hiring writers to do this work, virtually none of what the company does requires creativity of any kind.
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Profile Writers follow strict guidelines, often recycling the same half-dozen clichés over and over again. ), all the Profile Writer needs to do is search for the word “dog” in their manual and choose from a list of dog-related one-liners, like this one: The process for Closers is a bit more complicated.
The initial training period lasts several weeks before we’re given access to clients’ accounts, during which we must read several training manuals and submit draft responses to fake matches.
Dating for professionals can mean anything from a quick coffee to a trip to the theatre – it really depends on what you and your date would like to do.
When I tell people that I work as an online-dating assistant, their initial reaction is of morbid curiosity. But the intake interviewer seemed just as interested in my ethical flexibility as he was in the journalistic details of my résumé. ” Would I be comfortable ranking clients’ photographs? I learned that there are two main types of writers at the company: “Profile Writers,” who create seductive and click-worthy profiles based on facts our clients have supplied about themselves, and “Closers,” who log in to clients’ dating accounts at least twice a day to respond to messages from matches.
Thanks to our unique Relationship Questionnaire, e Harmony ensures that you’ll be introduced to professional singles that understand your lifestyle, and share more than just your smart phone addiction.We are to treat them as dating-assistant gospel.“There’s no question about it,” reads one chapter, “women want to date the alpha male.They are naturally drawn to the ‘leader of the pack.’” Valdez elaborates later in the manual: “The alpha male is the .” But how do you present yourself as an Alpha?Our Icebreakers are a great way to get things started – send a smile on the go to catch their eye – before moving on to the secure e Harmony Mail system.With e H Mail you can exchange messages and arrange your first date without revealing your private contact details.
“Never compliment her without a qualification,” he writes.