Whether you're looking for fun or "The One," we have you covered. ESSENCE Magazine's Relationships Editor Demetria L. Lucas recently took a dating challenge and had great results (read all about it in the July issue of ESSENCE). Here she shares a special e-mail that you can cut, paste and send to your family and friends for them to help you get an ESSENCE hookup...

Jun, 11, 2010

Whether you're looking for fun or  "The One," we have you covered. ESSENCE Magazine's Relationships Editor Demetria L. Lucas took a dating challenge and had great results (read all about it in the July issue of ESSENCE). Here she shares a special e-mail that you can cut, paste and send to your family and friends for them to help you get an ESSENCE hookup! Dear [insert name of friend/relative/ colleague here]:   I'm accepting ESSENCE Magazine's Summer Dating Challenge to ask women I trust -- my relatives, my colleagues, and my friends -- to arrange a blind date for me with a an eligible bachelor of their choice.  ESSENCE Relationships Editor Demetria L. Lucas took a risk and had great results and a lot fun (read all about it in the July issue of ESSENCE). I have faith that I can have the same experience with a little help from YOU!   I am open to meeting great men and I have faith you know me well enough to make the best selection for me. But please keep my top 3 requirements (yes, girl, they limited me to 3) in mind as you make your selections:   * [insert requirement #1] * [insert requirement #2] * [insert requirement #3]   I'm letting go of my fears and giving you permission to pass my name, email, and picture (attached) to any man whose company you think I would enjoy.   If you have any questions (I'm sure you will), let me know. And in the meantime, Hook a Sister up! LOL.   Best, [Insert Your Name Here.]   PS- And he better be cute.