” the words beckoned under the Self Summary section of my brand new, totally blank Ok Cupid profile.
As a writer who writes very personal personal essays, the last thing I want a prospective date to ask me is, “So, what do you write?
” “Well,” I could say, “there’s the piece about how I had an affair with a married man. ” Thinking that a guy could have read my writing makes me feel extremely vulnerable and like the playing field is far from level.
It wasn’t the most AMAZING profile and I wasn’t the most EXCITING, ADVENTUROUS person on the Internet.
My profile was quiet and subtle, authentic and funny.
But I kept going, sticking to my resolve to be brutally honest and authentically myself.