What would happen if Darth Vader tried Internet dating? I doubt he’d consider such a thing but if he did, his profile might look something like this:
Hello My Name Is is a Mad Libs style, Fill-in-the-Blanks, analog dating profile that you fill out and share! Click here to make your own!
Would you like to see more fictional dating profiles? Who should I do next?
Hello My Name Is is a Mad Libs style, Fill-in-the-Blanks, analog dating profile that you fill out and share! I created Hello My Name Is in response to my experiences with Internet dating. My goal was to create a tool that would encourage creativity and community.
How does it work?
First, print yourself a blank copy:
I made PDFs in black, blue, and red!
02 HelloMNI BLACK.pdf
02 HelloMNI BLUE.pdf
02 HelloMNI RED.pdf
Second, fold it up!
Here’s a quick tutorial for folding a mini zine. It should stand up like the example in the upper left portion of the photo below:
Third, fill it out!
Just like with Mad Libs, fill in the blanks with the information requested. The beauty of this step is you have free reign over this portion of the process!
If you need some inspiration, take a look at the profile I made for myself and the profile I made for Darth Vader!
The final step is to share it!
Once complete, you can hand it to your latest crush, use it to start a conversation, or share it on social media using the hashtag I created: #HelloMNI. Use the hashtag to meet and interact with others who have shared their profiles!
Side note: I’ll be handing out blank copies on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)!
Hi friends, here’s my first attempt at filling out version two of my interactive, social zine, Hello My Name Is.
Let me know what you think!
Hello My Name Is version 01 was a success at Chicago Zine Fest (at least based on the reactions I got when sharing and explaining the concept). As I walked the show, I gave or traded zines. I also put 10 copies on the “FREE” table, so 10 people got a copy without any context!
Hello My Name Is is a Mad Libs/Fill-in-the-Blanks, analog dating profile!
I’m working on a much bigger project using this idea, but if you want to check out the original, here are links to downloading and printing your very own copy! If you end up printing out and filling out, please post using the hashtag: #HelloMNI! I’ll be posting updates on my new project using this hashtag!
01 HelloMNI BLACK.pdf
01 HelloMNI RED.pdf
01 HelloMNI BLUE.pdf