Should you mention your snoring, your dexterity with the flute, your knobby knees? Leslie Dormen tells us how she got the guy.
Twelve years ago, I took a chance and wrote a personal ad. Meet men without leaving the house! What could be bad? I wrote my ad thoughtfully. I considered every word. My finished product reflected my attitude at the time—a combination of "You have to play to win" and "Hey, why not?" I ended up meeting my husband. Did I get lucky? Sure. But I had prepared the way.

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