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A Do or a Don't: Marketing Yourself to Get a Date

A Do or a Don't: Marketing Yourself to Get a Date

Obviously the concept of marketing oneself is no new thing when it comes to a job promotion or career jump. But in the past few years, knowing how to market yourself has become, what some of my single friends would consider, a necessity in the dating world. Though I can see the need for some “marketing” when setting up an online dating profile — you need the right picture and a snazzy description — I’m completely torn on the real-world application of this dating method.

It does makes sense to consciously represent yourself as unique if you want to be noticed, but I'm not convinced searching for a significant other should be akin to finding a job. Then again, is it possible the very nature of dating is naturally a form of marketing? And if so, do you really think a girl should have to sell herself to the right guy? Ladies, do you think you market yourself in order to get a date?


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popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
What are real world examples of "marketing yourself"? Wearing make up? A sexy outfit? Putting your best foot forward? I guess I don't really understand what this question is even about.
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 9 years
yuck. I have recently noticed that everything is such a show. Like, when I go out to a bar, (especially the more "trendy" ones) the girls are seriously putting themselves on display, in tiny little outfits and shimmying their hips to the music just so. It is so transparent! But so many of the guys eat it up, watching them. Half the time, they are practically drooling! I HATE "the show". I am so over it lol. This seems like a form of marketing oneself, though it isn't exactly the best way to go about it. I think those people are marketing themselves for a one night stand, more than anything else.
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
I think we naturally always market ourselves to get dates, we just don't call it marketing. But I think people need to make sure they stick with truthful marketing and just point out their good points rather than making things up (not being yourself) to get more attention. I don't really market myself purposely just b/c I'm shy, lol, and I have no idea what I'm doing, hahahaha.
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