Mirror in the Bathroom
No, I’m not talking that amazing song from English Beat. I’m talking the unfortunate profile photo choice of many an online single: self-portrait in bathroom mirror (or sometimes a filthy bedroom). It makes you wonder a few key things… A) Do you not have any photos taken of you by other people? Like on a family vacation? Or a friend’s wedding? Bueller? Bueller? Frye? Frye? B) So maybe you do...
WTF Photo Round-up
Yeehaw! Are these awkward profile photos working? You be the judge. Little Johnny on his third grade field trip to the Art Institute of Awkward. Um… hand check! Surprise! It’s Chia-Date! Is that a picture of a picture, behind a very shiny pane of glass? This is a fake background, right? And again, where are adults getting photos like this taken of themselves? Celestial eladrin...
Hey hold it right there Missy! you have no right to be so pretty. Now that you...– Some guy who messaged me on Ok Cupid.
Y U Shud Prooph Reed
Nothin is more off-putting then some one who can’t formulate sentince, uses rong grammer or cant spell a simpul werd. I’ve received messages from guys, looked at their profile and have literally come to the conclusion that there might be a large percentage of cognitively-challenged individuals (read: politically correct for “retarded”) trying to meet people online. Now, this might be true....
Down-Low on the Go
It’s scientifically proven that people with profile photos are 110 percent more likely to get messaged, dated, kissed, whatever (okay, I made that stat up, but you get the point). If someone isn’t posting their pic, it’s a sign they’re A) embarrassed to be online dating B) a real woofer C) have something to hide. All three are big problems. My friend Michael did some investigatory journalism...
Let's Play Dress Up
Scrapbooking, tap dance, mountain climbing– we all got hobbies. Cool thing about online dating? Type in a few keywords and you’re magically hooked up with people into the same weird shit that you are. For example, if you’re into LARP (live action role-playing games where the participants dress like and physically act out their characters’ actions… obviously, I wikipediaed it), you could get...