Only losers use dating sites
And this is exactly what happens on an online dating site.You want to meet someone who’s a good match for you – someone you can truly connect with. But, the problem is, there are just too many damned dating profiles out there.And guys, if Mother Nature graced you with the splintered end of the eloquence stick, this man will be your online dating coach.
OKCupid was acquired by Match in 2011, and that article has since been taken down (for obvious reasons).What I uncovered were some harsh realities about online dating that no one ever talks about.After the jump, some things you might not have known… Most of the member profiles you’ll find are inactive.If you don’t want to click the link, here’s a quick summary of the report: “Use some goddamned common sense.” Okay, so you probably figure you’re neither dumb nor desperate enough to fall for scams like these. Woo hoo, score one victory for the online dater, right? Hailing down on their own parade, Match admitted that the background checks may do little good.And hey, mad props to you for being such an exemplary case of human savvy. As a site representative put it, while “these checks may help in certain instances, they remain highly flawed, and it is critical that this effort does not provide a false sense of security to our members.” Thanks, Match. Or was this a subtle “fuck off” to all your dissatisfied daters? Just be wary of the human scum you may come across. The person you meet may not be the person you were corresponding with.My girlfriend and I met on e Harmony, so I’ll be the first to acknowledge that online dating can absolutely be a worthwhile experience. I dabbled with it for almost , and prior to Melissa, the most memorable thing I came away with was a tome’s worth of craptacular dating stories.(Though, in that respect, I guess I do have e Harmony and Match to thank for my writing career.) Armed with years of slow-churned cynicism, I took to the internet to see if others shared my experiences.Using his background in screenwriting (i.e., writing ), he will adopt your personality and make sure your online persona is the Casanova your real self could never be.(Hopefully, he’ll cut out the part where you’re unbelievably boring and socially inept, hence your need to hire him in the first place.) And once he’s set up a date, he’ll give you all the information you need on the woman “you’ve” been corresponding with. And don’t forget, she thinks you’re fluent in five different romance languages.A few years ago, OKCupid calculated that 96.25% of e Harmony’s profiles are inactive, using numbers provided by e Harmony themselves.Match was only marginally better, coming in at 93.1% inactive.