Yes, I admit it freely – I am the Queen of Typos. Would I rather be Queen of something more prestigious? Well of course. 100% of the time I actually proof read my work – although that is no guarantee I’ll notice all the errors. 99% of the time I also use spell check. The problem is my typing fingers are dyslexic. That 1% of the time seems to bring me to Queendom. Let me take a moment to shine in this spot.
Today I got a comment about my penchant for typos – it seems the writer felt it makes a bad impression. Hard to argue with, true. On the other hand, I am rather human – I think that’s a nice quality.
When I coach women about their profiles and online dating, the subject of poorly written profiles and typos is a frequent topic. I hear it’s very hard to tolerate. Well, to each her own. Everyone has standards and typos aren’t the best. But here’s a question for you…
Will an English degree keep you warm at night? Will good grammar hold you lovingly in his arms? Will a perfect profile guarantee you a man who doesn’t cheat, lie or even a man who will treat you well? Nope. No assurance here. Trust me these are not good indicators. Intelligence and education are not even a guaranteed combination.
Look for clues in the profile and emails that tell you more about the person. Typos do make a first impression and it can be hard to get past that. I understand. But beauty is only skin. Sometimes small flaws cover huge, giving hearts. (My husband can’t spell to save his life but he can fix anything.) I hope you’ll give it some thought on your journey to find love.
Single for too long, Ronnie wanted to find love. So, she made a few tweaks and then dated 30 men in 15 months to meet her adorable husband Paul. Discovering the keys to midlife dating, she founded It’s Never Too Late for Love to help other smart, successful women find love too! Her mission is to share her proven dating advice and keen insights about men with women everywhere who are serious about finding love with the right man. Ronnie Ann Ryan, MBA, CCC is a Certified Coach who has helped 1,000’s of midlife women with her Love & Dating Coach services. She’s been featured on BBC’s 5 Live Radio, NBC, ABC, and Fox News, NPR, eHarmony, MSN.com, MORE.com, Connecticut Magazine among others around the world. An established author, you can find her 6 books on Amazon.