MSNBC - July 14 - Creating profiles, searching for potential dates, sending emails, finding love online can feel like a part time job but now people can hire help. ProfileHelper.com writes profiles and other sites can the full service dating assistant. Scott Valdez’s company Virtual Dating Assistants is one of them.
Scott: We start off with a 2 hour interview to get to know the clients so we can create their profile on a number of dating sites. We browse the sites for candidates and put them in a short list. Then we have the openers and they send the initial messages. Their job is to get an agreement to meet, either to talk on the phone or meet offline. It’s up to them to make an impression on the date.
And here with more of the pros and cons of outsourcing your dating life is Michelle Callahan, psychologist and contributor to Women’s Health magazine.
Michelle: I think a lot of people would be peeved if they found out about it. I think this service is being targeted to people who are really, really busy professional people who just don’t want to be bothered. Then I question their ability to present themselves well when it comes to a first date.
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