Is It Weird To Send A Potential Date Your Resume?by Chiara Atik on November 28, 2011
My friend met this guy online, and the two of them really hit it off, chatting first online and then on the phone. But because they live in different cities, the first date was actually going to require a bit of traveling on my friend’s part, and she was understandably nervous about traveling to meet a stranger from the internet.
So, in an effort to allay her fears, he … sent her his resume. And, like, a fairly comprehensive email with all sorts of news clips and links about himself, I guess to prove to her that he’s a legit person and not likely to murder her.
My friend thought that this was a bit quirky but it did the trick: she went to meet him and they totally hit it off. So it’s a happy ending, but I still can’t get over the kookiness of sending someone your work resume. It seems so formal and unromantic — on the other hand, it is reassuring to know that someone has a job and an actual life outside of his or her screenname.
I’m turning the question over to you: is sending a resume weird, or not weird? Would you ever do it? When you meet someone online, do you worry they’re telling the truth?