I don't care what anyone thinks of me, and if they don't get my warped sense of humour, fuck 'em. Except not literally, unless they're super cute.
The fact that I'm quite happy being single and am not sure if I want to be in a serious relationship right now is also helpful. If you're not desperate, you're less likely to put on an act or get hurt. If someone tickles my fancy and we end up together, great. If not, at least I have a good story to tell.
And guess who benefits in all of this? That's right: it's you, dear readers.
I saw a profile of a cute guy who seemed really interesting. He has a film degree and his entire description of himself talked about how much he loves films - all of them. As long as someone put time into making the film, he's interested in watching it. So, I wrote him this message [edited here to remove some of my personal details]:
Strangely, he never wrote me back. I can't believe my incest-centric focus didn't work. It's one of my best pickup strategies.