Dispatches from Craigslist: This Guy’s Too Busy to Run His Own Online Dating Profile



My name is Raillan. I saw your ad on Craigslist about finding someone to managing your online dating profile. I’m writing because I think I’m the one for the job.

You’re a busy guy! I can relate. And women, am I right? It’s an exciting opportunity to be a shield between you and all those women seeking genuine intimate connection. Seriously, who needs that?

Any man who spends so much time at work that he can’t operate his own E-Harmony profile and thinks so many women will want to date him that he has to cap the number of dates to four a week obviously deserves to find a girlfriend he won’t have time for. What a catch!

I’m a whiz with Google documents. I’m quick, efficient, and comfortable reducing an individual to a cell in a spreadsheet. Streamlined solutions that ignore the totality of a person, I always say!

Knowing who’s the right match is tricky. Lucky for you I have that intuition, and in spades. Within one meeting I’ll know just what you’re looking for, and before you know it you’ll have found a person to slot into your clearly already overcommitted life who you can ask for sex at your convenience.

I’m an excellent writer, and can convincingly portray you as a desirable, dependable mate. E-Harmony profiles are no match for the power of my prose! Don’t think billboard. More like a subtle, blossoming essay on modern urban love by Chuck Palahniuk. The ladies will be knocking down your Internet door, begging to be objectified and neglected.

More importantly, I can craft the ultimate website message. Not too pushy, charming, the right degree of casual. Some secret sauce :). and BAM. I’ll be herding dates into your little black book in no time.

Hey there. I’m Raillan. I like your profile. What’s going on.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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