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The Sarcastic Woman’s Guide to Online Dating: Your Profile Picture

By Lostnchina @SueZ444

My Dear Begirdled and Betrodden Sisters,

In my last post of the Sarcastic Woman dating series, I touched upon the importance of a thoughtfully-written and highly-fibrous online dating profile that won’t cause your suitors to have spontaneous miscarriages of their spleens.  Today, I dwell even further into the sensitive topic of your online profile picture.

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Ekoli Ekonovich
Likes: Walks on the beach, holding breath, shiny pants, fabric-covered furniture shaped like corpses and body parts.
Nationality: Earth.
Source: Some Russian dating site

A picture may speak a thousand words, but you don’t want to subject your suitors to an incurable bout of verbal diarrhea.  A well-chosen profile picture set among a tasteful and familiar background will convey the kind of person you think you are when you’re drunk.  But if you’re confused about how to put your best face forward, here are some tips for making your profile picture as memorable as a colonoscopy:

1.  Choose a Backdrop that Everyone’s Familiar With

In the above picture, Ekoli demonstrates a common theme found in online profile pictures – the nondescript nylon rug that covers decades worth of grease stains and rat feces.

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Source: The same Russian dating site.

Building on the carpet theme, we can see it echoed in other online profile pictures:

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Of course, the pitfall of posing in front of a busy pattern is getting lost in the picture.  That’s why wearing something like a blood-red murderer’s mask, floral lace stockings or a fat suit that makes you look like a homeless Martian will help you stand out from the crowd.  Who do you think achieves this better in the above picture?

2.  The Way to a Guy’s Heart is Through his Stomach

In his epic study, “Wama-Llama’s Ding Dong”,  renowned Russian psychotherapist and ten-time hot-dog-eating champion, Dr. Igor Ivgotanitch, claimed that llamas from South America, like North American men, become aroused at the sight of all foods, certain yard implements, and American football.  After studying 1,000 men, 1,000 llamas, and 10,000 women (12.3111111 women out of 10 fell asleep while watching Sunday Football, thereby necessitating a larger sample of women for the study), Dr. Ivgotanitch concluded that,

…ees clearrr men more zan ze vemens arrre stimuLAted and not just vy ze zeep fried foods, but alzo in ze IN-an-I-mate objects d’dezires, zuch as ze Zumba, ze Zoloft…und ze zabaglione.  Zom men do not know ze difference in meaning between ze IN-AN- I-MATE and ze IN-TI-MATE, which may be ze reazons for ze vast confusions….

Sadly, Dr. Ivgotanitch was institutionalized and stripped of his credentials in 2007 for (a) posing as an unqualified gynecologist; and, (b) faking his accent which was more Conan the Barbarian than it was Russian.  It was later revealed that Dr. Ivgotanitch was really Antoine LaFontaine from Brooklyn, NY, who often went by his street name of Sparky.

Sarcastic Picture Food StimulusKeeping Dr. Ivgotanitch’s findings in mind, we can better appreciate the raw animal sexuality depicted in the following pictures:

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Beer, bread, a  bunch of crap, a watermelon and a babe in a bikini. This woman won’t be single for long.

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No hot sauce needed.

The fruits on the table could be easily substituted for...

These fruits on the table could be easily substituted with…

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Insert your ( ) here.

3.  Borrow from Pop Culture

For those who are dating from afar, such as China or Russia, having a picture with a reference to the pop culture of your destination country will help you better relate to people from that country.  Take, for example,

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A new China – with two sets of yellow highway markers to counteract the terrible traffic – all displayed against the backdrop of the Arizonan desert.

Of course, the more observant among you will notice that this scene was inspired by…

forrest runningIn order to appeal to a wider audience, we would suggest adding the following to the online profile picture:

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Where’s Donkey?

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