I’m a psychology major at heart. I love watching people find common bonds and see how one person relates to another. During many conversations, I can hear both the words that are said and visualize how the people communicate with each other by arrows and colors. Call me weird, but I’ve always been this way. I love social experiments – throw a few people in the room together and see if they like each other. My birthday party was somewhat like that. We merged 4 groups of people together at Mr. Smith’s, a piano bar in Georgetown. Everyone had a blast and I had an excuse to sing at the top of my lungs.
So, in the realm of social craziness and potentially awkward situations, I did the unthinkable…I signed up on Match.com for a free 3 day trial. I went on Match during my 4 years in BR simply because it was incredibly difficult to find guys that I would date. I’m not exaggerating. I figured I would spice life up a bit and went out on a bunch of dates with Match. All of the guys ended up with nicknames (girls, you know what that means.. they were horrible). I figured that Match didn’t work in BR because of the pool to choose from.
I decided to go back on Match for three days just because I heard so many others talk about it here in DC. I don’t really want to date someone off of an internet dating site, and I’m not looking to date lots of random men. But, what I found completely shocked me.
In 2 days of a “live online profile”:
*My profile was viewed 453 times and “favorited” 4 times
*I’ve been winked at by 53 men
*The average age… drumroll, please…..is 41. (yes, that is a big 4-1. I’m not kidding. I was appalled and really sad).
*By their emails, It was incredibly apparent that none of them really looked at my entire profile enough to start a decent conversation.
*I received 8 emails that only said “cute dimple”
*I received 1 email that said something derogatory about meeting me.
The free trial ends tomorrow and I don’t think I’m going to renew. At least it was interesting while it lasted! I’m just glad to rely on the good ol’ fashioned way of meeting guys.. striking up a conversation and seeing what they’re all about – in person.