(Though this example borders on being to overtly sexual. A guy who asked me for online dating advice had this on his profile: A girl reading that knows it’s probably bullshit, but it’d make her laugh, show her he’s funny, and that he has interesting experiences to share.See point 4 below.) From this story, you also know I don’t take myself too seriously, and don’t apologize for anything. Take it a step further, and you can convey perspective.
For example, look at these two different versions: I grew up in Brazil, the land of jiu-jitsu and models, where the men have big muscles, and the women have bigger asses.
Through providing the right details, he leads the reader to his conclusion, while making them think it was theirs.
Good writing can lead people to things you couldn’t explicitly say.
Indian Roommate: Write that you always practice safe sex. If I wrote “I’m funny, get laid a lot, and have a big penis,” no one would ever believe me.
I know because you leave your Magnum condoms littered all over our shared bathroom. Because I used a story, it wasn’t qualifying or approval seeking, and girls pick that information up from the details.