One of my hobbies is reading personal ads from incarcerated women, and then looking up their rap sheets on the World Wide Web.
At first this feels like going to the Humane Society to pick out a puppy... E.g., one young woman described herself as "honest, intelligent, with a heart of gold." Her rap sheet says that she's serving 25 years for homicide.
Write out a conversation about yourself that fascinates this person. If you can't imagine a meaningful response, take out the sentence. I then added "with junk cars in the yard." Run your ad through your word processor's spelling checker.
(She was a waitress, so maybe a rude customer didn't leave her a tip. ) I've read hundreds of personal ads from incarcerated women.
Not one mentioned her crime, or anything about prison.
E.g., writing that you're new in town prompts a variety of questions, such as "Where did you move from?
" In contrast, writing "I love sitting by a fireplace, talking about everything and nothing," prompts no responses.
Select an online dating service that has feedback ratings. When you get ten positive feedbacks, e Bay puts a gold star next to your name.