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In my latest novel, Find Me I’m Yours (featured on, the main character, Mags, who is ready to find her soul mate, is convinced by her best friend Coco to make a video to post on, a dating site for artists.

Of course I had to do some research, and pretty quickly I got a good idea about not so much WHAT to include, but what NOT to. That said, here are my “Top 15 Things NOT to Include in Your Dating Profile Video:”

  1. Your Justin Bieber impression.
  2. A list of rules for dating you . . . from your mom.
  3. Your current boy/girlfriend.
  4. A dramatic reading of the text your ex sent to break up with you.
  5. A shout out to Ray Rice.
  6. A plug for your next interpretive dance performance at the community center.
  7. Your, um . . . “stuff.”
  8. How you’d like to lose fifteen pounds before having sex with anyone.
  9. A song about how you’re addicted to painkillers.
  10. A message from Pierre, your stuffed pink elephant.
  11. Your social security number.
  12. Your collection of milk cartons with missing persons on them.
  13. A detailed list of what you expect to be bought for you on your first date, with dollar amounts.
  14. The phrase “looking to upgrade.”
  15. An out-loud reading of the names of all 1,251 of your Facebook friends to show how popular you are.
© 2014 Hillary Carlip, author of Find Me I’m Yours
Author Bio Find Me I’m Yours is the fifth book written by best-selling, award-winning author Hillary Carlip (À la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers, Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stores From a Life Unaccording to Plan, Zine Scene, Girl Power: Young Women Speak Out). As a visual artist, her work has been sold in galleries and shown alongside Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst in a five-city museum exhibit. Hillary has been creating content, websites, and news in the digital space since 1999. The New York Times declared, “Ms. Carlip’s curriculum vitae reads like a CliffsNotes version of American Popular culture,” and the Chicago Tribune called Hillary, “Gloriously idiosyncratic.Click here for more information, or follow on Facebook and Twitter!
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