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Writing A Winning Relationship Resume

Every day, it seems that meeting that special someone becomes more complicated. You meet an attractive man at work: what do you really know about him? A beautiful woman smiles seductively at you at the bar: should you trust her? What's a savvy young single to do? We at the OOW have the answer: the Curriculum D'Amore, or "relationship resume." Your Curriculum D'Amore contains all the information a prospective date needs to know about you: your relationship objective, experience, history, and more! Exchanging Curriculums D'Amore at the first sign of an impending date is a surefire way to weed out unworthy suitors and select only the most qualified applicants. This month, we've assembled some tips to help you write your Curriculum D'Amore. With this guide and a bit of your own special charm, you'll be on your way to dating bliss in no time.

Your Contact Information
The most important thing on your Curriculum D'Amore is also the most basic: your name, address, phone number, and email address. There's no need to disclose them all, and you may want to stick to temporary phone numbers and addresses if possible. In any case, do not use your parents' phone number or address. Be sure to choose an appropriate email address. Some suggestions: Objective
This is your opportunity to tell that potentially special someone exactly what you're looking for, whether it's a long-term loving relationship, a fleeting loveless encounter, or an emotionally scarring debacle. Be sure the objective is tailored to the CD's recipient. Here are some of our suggestions: Education
This section is especially important if you feel your "experience" section is underdeveloped: if, for instance, you have just graduated from junior high school and are ready for your first big relationship, or if you have decided to explore new relationship horizons and your previous experience does not seem relevant. Experience
This section of the CD often causes writers needless anxiety. A skillfully written CD can make the pasty-faced basement-dwelling computer nerd into a raging stallion and the most ill-reputed woman into an empowered sophisticate. The key lies in a list of words we call "action words." Use them to describe your experience and suddenly you'll be surprised by just how desirable you are!

Action words
achieved
budgeted
centralized
cuddled
discovered
erected
exposed
formulated
humped
initiated
launched
licked
manipulated
motivated
negotiated
performed
pleasured
scored
solved
stimulated
stroked
supervised
taught
titilated
References
It is important to provide a list of references who know you well and can assure your potential other that you are Grade-A quality meat. List each reference's name, if you know it, and contact information. It is generally a poor practice to list relatives, and it is wise to check with your references before listing them. Some examples:

Presentation
Your CD is almost done! But without the right presentation, even the most appealing CD may get lost in the shuffle. How can you make yours stand out? Try these suggestions: