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match.com – it doesn’t suck that bad

So I’m moving to FL next week, as practically everyone I know knows, and I only know a few people down there, so I figured, “What the hell? I’ll try match.com and see if I get a bite. Well, I didn’t expect the response I got. A number of girls wrote to me in the first few days (since Sunday), and some are actually smart, attractive, and seem cool.

I’ve been operating under serious bias – I am a computer guy, and I recognize online dating as a legitimate form on meeting people these days. For one, it’s a hell of a lot more honest that meeting someone in a bar. Secondly, you can pick out the bad spellers right away. Thirdly, it’s very cold, yet endearing, in that you can form a good relationship quickly if things click, but you can just ignore those that don’t tickle your fancy (figuratively). I know people who have MARRIED who met online, and it’s not entirely new to me.

My past experiences have pretty much sucked. Pictures can lie, and I’ve met one or two that I wanted to call “5 second rule” and run like the dickens, and I’d even seen their picture! On the other hand, there are some people who are quality catches who are just playing with the thing, and I think we all hold out that we run into them.

Anyway, so far, so good. If you’ve been considering it, now is a good time. There are seemingly billions of people on it, and while the percentage of respondable ads is fairly low, something to the tune of 5% or so, in my book, there are so many people that the number is still pretty high.

1 month is $24.95. Let’s see if it’s worth it.

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match.com – it doesn't suck that bad

So I’m moving to FL next week, as practically everyone I know knows, and I only know a few people down there, so I figured, “What the hell? I’ll try match.com and see if I get a bite. Well, I didn’t expect the response I got. A number of girls wrote to me in the first few days (since Sunday), and some are actually smart, attractive, and seem cool.

I’ve been operating under serious bias – I am a computer guy, and I recognize online dating as a legitimate form on meeting people these days. For one, it’s a hell of a lot more honest that meeting someone in a bar. Secondly, you can pick out the bad spellers right away. Thirdly, it’s very cold, yet endearing, in that you can form a good relationship quickly if things click, but you can just ignore those that don’t tickle your fancy (figuratively). I know people who have MARRIED who met online, and it’s not entirely new to me.

My past experiences have pretty much sucked. Pictures can lie, and I’ve met one or two that I wanted to call “5 second rule” and run like the dickens, and I’d even seen their picture! On the other hand, there are some people who are quality catches who are just playing with the thing, and I think we all hold out that we run into them.

Anyway, so far, so good. If you’ve been considering it, now is a good time. There are seemingly billions of people on it, and while the percentage of respondable ads is fairly low, something to the tune of 5% or so, in my book, there are so many people that the number is still pretty high.

1 month is $24.95. Let’s see if it’s worth it.

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I’m going to slap JeN around

Well, the cat’s out of the bag for me, thanks to JD, and now I’ll definitely have some ‘splainin to do to those I never let know about theonion. On the other hand, it’s been a positive experience in general because even though I feel slightly demeaned by the entire experience, I’ve met some cool people and it’s certainly kept me entertained. And you know what? It’s nice to get e-mail from someone who thinks you’re amusing. So, the answer, I guess, is “Go ahead and try it.” You really have nothing to lose except a small piece of pride, and truthfully, I lose that regularly anyway, for example, right after my post on “fonts.”

The internet has become an legitimate and socially acceptable forum for meeting – and e-mail is one of the best measures of personality, a shitload better than old school personal ads, blind dates, and frankly, even bars. My advice, if you’re single, let go of your hang ups and give it a whirl. Dad, chime in when ready.

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I'm going to slap JeN around

Well, the cat’s out of the bag for me, thanks to JD, and now I’ll definitely have some ‘splainin to do to those I never let know about theonion. On the other hand, it’s been a positive experience in general because even though I feel slightly demeaned by the entire experience, I’ve met some cool people and it’s certainly kept me entertained. And you know what? It’s nice to get e-mail from someone who thinks you’re amusing. So, the answer, I guess, is “Go ahead and try it.” You really have nothing to lose except a small piece of pride, and truthfully, I lose that regularly anyway, for example, right after my post on “fonts.”

The internet has become an legitimate and socially acceptable forum for meeting – and e-mail is one of the best measures of personality, a shitload better than old school personal ads, blind dates, and frankly, even bars. My advice, if you’re single, let go of your hang ups and give it a whirl. Dad, chime in when ready.

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