The fun thing about dating is that everyone's trying to fool everyone else into thinking they're not messed-up somehow, that we're all in fact well-adjusted, fun, brilliant people who would be a wonderful match for anyone. Online dating is no different, just a different medium, maybe with a slightly different social stigma too.
I like to take a different approach : showcase the crazy, and those who stick around will probably be the ones who are equally interesting (or perhaps just plain nuts).
I carry 3 broken watches with me in my pocket at all times, except when sleeping or showering, I've written 3 full-length novels, I like the old rubber-suit Godzilla, I go running twice a week, I have a deep love for the idea of religion, I enjoy moments of sardonic introspection (that means laughing at myself), I've never had a nightmare in my life (at least not that I can remember), and I firmly believe that you can have too much of a good thing. That's me in a run-on sentence.
While I've only gotten a handful of dates from this site, I've come up with some really great, life-changing friends both near and far. Originally when I joined it wasn't just a dating site, and I keep that in mind at all times.
You aren't a soul with a body or a character off of a TV show or a zodiac sign. You are you, not a metaphor for you. Be that. Lao Tzu was wrong : do not flow like water - flow like whatever the fuck you are.
I'm not a fan of "talking myself up." People tell tall tales about themselves on the internet and I'm not into that. Real confidence comes from not having to show off. In short, be it or do it, don't say it, because talk is cheap, especially internet talk. Why lie when you can shine real?
I am sparkly, zesty, and tangy