COLUMBIA NEWS SERVICE -- Mar 14-- Chase found online dating consultant Evan Marc Katz, who urged him to be honest about his athletic obsession, but to package it differently. For $1,000, Katz revamped the profile and counseled his client for several hours on how to market the Chase machismo. His E-Cyrano service offers a basic profile rewrite for $49. Profilehelper.com offers an "extreme profile makeover" for $49.95. With prices nearing the cost of a monthly dating Web site membership, profile consultants are not for the intermittent dater. "Most people don't want to cough up the extra 100 bucks," said Mark Brooks, an online personals industry analyst and editor of onlinepersonalswatch.com. The trick is simple: be honest and be specific. LookBetterOnline.com is the most successful of all profile helper sites and charges $129 per shoot. FULL ARTICLE @ COLUMBIA NEWS SERVICE
Mark Brooks: Profilehelper.com, E-cyrano.com and Lookbetteronline.com are all great services.