For the sake of this blog
(okay, okay and MAYBE my lackluster love-life).
I took it upon myself to endure a 2 week stint on Cupid.com.
And I didn’t even make it a full 2 weeks.
Here’s what I’ve learned:
1. Regardless of the age range you put in for what you’re seeking, men old enough to be your grandfather will still message you. (and their comments may remind you of the usual "dirty old man" routine you find elsewhere).
2. If you thought you could take it slow through all of the online features, then this is not the case. “Hi I’m Mr. So&So, what’s your name? Can I have your number.” This never works in real life… and it doesn’t work for me… online either.
3. If you thought the majority of people who sign up for online dating services are desperate and lonely or workaholics, you are correct!
4. All those assumptions that unattractive people put up blurry 10-year-old pictures of themselves… are also true!
5. If you exchange AIM names with people, they will become your AOL-Stalker… so if you ever hope to chat with your friends, they will surely be badgering you with “Hey, you there? Where did you GOOOoooo?”
I’ve always said that online-dating services add a lot of pressure
they don’t let nature take its course
and you’re likely to find a date with someone who just wants someone…
not particularly you.
(Horror story of over-zealous Cupid-Stalker to come tomorrow)!!!