The Writers Online Dating Site – How Would It Work? #WritersLife #Writers

Have you ever found yourself wondering how an online dating site for writers could work? Don’t worry – I got this topic covered!

I think an online dating site for writers is a great idea. Luckily for me, my loved one has not yet traded me in for a younger model, grown tired of my emotional breakdowns, creative tantrums, hormonal fluctuations, frequent use of a shrill voice and my inability to reduce the ironing pile to a more manageable level. However, that doesn’t stop my mind from thinking through this gem of a business idea!

I am sure writers would want to date other writers. Can you imagine dating someone who understands your editing pain, lets you off the housework when you need to focus on your first chapter and gives you constructive literary criticism during pillow talk?  I know…it sounds like the making of relationship bliss!

An online dating site for writers probably exists somewhere in the world, but here is how I think an online dating site for writers could work:

On the site you would use the following date search criteria:

  • Genre. If you were going to date another writer you would want to know what genre they write in. My own view is that dating a writer from the same genre could lead to issues. Can you imagine how much unnecessary emotion there would be on a date between two romantic fiction writers?
  • Work in Progress Status. If you are going to start dating another writer I think it is essential you know what stage they are up to with their current project, as this gives you a good indication of their mindset. If you see a writer status of ‘enjoying writing my first draft’ you know your date is going to be up for some romantic fun. We can all relate to those goofy happy days when writing a first draft!  On the other hand, a writer status of ‘just shelved my 86k word draft!’  might encourage you to quickly choose someone else or swipe in a different direction.
  • Creative Likes. Useful for making small talk on that first date. Writers could add stuff like ‘I love writing flash fiction – it really gets me going!’  or  ‘using bad clichés is one of my guilty pleasures – mmm.. naughty but nice!’
  • Creative Dislikes. I think it is important you know what annoys your date on the literary front. Can you imagine if your persistent grammar issue was one of their pet hates?
  • Social Media Usage.  I think its essential to know your date’s social media usage. Can you imagine having a healthy love of Twitter and your writer date not even having a Twitter account?  I think there would be the following tick boxes for a writer to describe their social media usage; rarely use it, occasionally use it, a frequent user and obsessed. Obviously we would all be imaginative with the truth and tick the ‘occasionally use it’ box. Sigh!
  • Average Amazon Review Rating. I think some of us ‘competitive – even when in a relationship’ writers would go get this info ourselves, so it saves us a job.

Everyone would have to complete a profile or ‘About’ section. As this is a dating site for writers I think the dating profiles would be very imaginative and LENGTHY. Writers generally struggle with forms which have tiny text boxes.

Writers could use their ‘author photos’ as their profile pics so you could get an indication of how much tweed they choose to wear.

So, there could be romantic hope for this fictional writer below:

‘A lonely historical fiction writer seeks literary fun and frollics with another writer, preferably someone who writes Gothic or vampire fiction.  They are hoping to find someone who shares their love of editing, likes tweeting and is not afraid to be very strict with a red marking pen!

Sigh!

Good luck out there to all those writers looking for love!

 

Have a wonderful day!

 

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75 thoughts on “The Writers Online Dating Site – How Would It Work? #WritersLife #Writers

  1. Sounded like a good idea at first…then I realised I don’t think I’d want to date someone like me having seen the baggage my wife has to put up with through my writing 😂

      1. Yeah, and on your matching site, you could have the question: What is more important to you, collaboration in a) the kitchen; b) the bedroom c) your writing

  2. Not something I’ve ever considered – but what about the big one? Professional jealousy. Snobbery. What if ‘he’ is a successful genre fiction series writer, and ‘she’ writes very good women’s contemporary fiction that doesn’t really sell??!!

    Okay, okay, I get that this is not to be taken seriously!!!!!

    This biggest question for me is this – do you do all this stuff as a displacement activity? I’m guessing you’re probably like me, and odd stuff pops into your head that you feel the urge to write about, right…??? I remember ages ago when I got the idea for ‘If Best Selling Authors and Literary Greats were self-published and promoting themselves on Twitter.’ I was ironing at the time, with a day’s novelling planned. I stopped mid-iron, and the writing never happened 🙂

    Oh – here’s the post, btw!!

    http://terrytyler59.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/if-literary-greats-and-best-selling.html

  3. this is a great idea – at least your significant other would understand when you get an idea for a blog post/story and immediately need time to write and not be bothered – no questions asked

  4. Good stuff! I only worry about the same genre thing. How can, say, a horror writer ever hope to woo a romance one?

    Romance Writer: Those red roses are beautiful, darling!
    Horror Writer: Thank you! A raven flew in and left them on my desk. I believe they were white originally – before the raven plunged them into the blood of our enemies.
    RW: Eeek!

      1. Apparently….science fiction / fantasy writers make the best dates! I have been told there will be a lot of ‘date search’ action going for these writers.

  5. I have no idea what you posted after this:
    “Creative Likes. Useful for making small talk on that first date. Writers could add stuff like ‘I love writing flash fiction – it really gets me going!’ or ‘using bad clichés is one of my guilty pleasures – mmm.. naughty but nice!’
    😀 😀 😀
    I see you’re still on your game. Love these. Hope you never stop! 🙂

      1. Would be lovely. 🙂 Whenever you get the chance. On a side note, you should know: I am mind-boggled and amazed, almost synonymously, by your creativity, drive, and determination! 😀

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