I’m of the recent opinion that online dating is broken.
My theory isn’t scientific, but it seems to me that most everyone’s posting is a carbon copy of the one before it. It's more and more difficult to distinguish between the profiles to get to the heart of what makes each of us tick.
Everyone loves to travel. I certainly do.
Pretty much everyone loves concerts. I do.
Who hates seeing films? I love films.
People who are not FunLoving should not be dating.
We like being outdoors. This is human, not unique to you.
Does anyone want to date anyone who isn't 'real'. Maybe some people actually want a plastic relationship, but most of us online date in hopes of my finding the 'real' thing - even if that is just a great new friend. Let's reclaim the word 'real' from those Barbie and Ken's.
If men post a shirtless selfie in front of a bathroom mirror they get disqualified. If women post pics of themselves in their wedding dress, hopefully before the divorce, they get disqualified. (This might only be my rule; not sure.)
If men write a one line reply that contains with, “hey babe, wassup?” they get disqualified. If women post all their pics with groups of friends forcing men to read all the details and then go back to the pics to solve the Where’s Walda equation - they get disqualified.
If the goal is actually to get to know people then shouldn’t the boilerplate be disclosing tiny truths about your 'real' self?
There's only really one ice cream that makes me happy. Licorice.
Sometimes I have the personality of the Donkey; you know? Shrek’s pal. Sometimes I have the personality of a just a donkey.
I start nearly every day with an Americano. Helps propel me out of bed. Without that small reward it would be tough. I'm not the most enthusiastic person in the morning. I like the night.
I'm endlessly turned on by, therefore my greatest weakness shall remain: Lingerie. I'd say I'm an aficionado.
One bucket list item, a recent addition, though I'm not keeping track of this, but I want to fly on a private jet. I want to have earned the experience too.
When I'm reading something that is cutting edge to me it makes me reverberate with happiness. New technology. New discoveries in health, nutrition or psychology.
I hate Facebook. I like Twitter but Tweet less and less. Lately I dig Instagram.
I have communication skills, and gasp!, conflict resolution abilities. Sadly this doesn’t mean that I’m stubborn free. Just that I can talk through all the issues that come part/parcel in any relationship.
Not sure if I’ve succeeded in sharing some deeper bytes about me, but if any of this resonates I hope you’ll share random stuff about you.
If we’re going to end up dating longer term, we’re likely going to fight, so on the first date might as well dress up in Sumo suits and whack each other silly.
Laughter disarms us all.
We should go seek out new restaurants - we live in such a rich culinary city we have an obligation to discover them all.
At worst we should find/build an obstacle course and race for the candy.