Has anyone tried this? Is it weird meeting someone online? I honestly think I'd be open to it. I'm signed on friendster and myspace but these sites are more tailored to meeting old friends or showing off how many friends you have. =) Just as a tangent, I sometimes cruise through these sites to look at all these 'self portraits' people put up on their page. Its so hilarious. You gotta love people that spend all this time taking pictures of themselves so they can upload it to their friendster or myspace page. It's so funny. Gotta love the self-portrait from the webcam! Or even the random people that ask to be your friend but you have no idea who this person is. I love online communities.. so addicting to look through.
I'll admit, I've sent a 'smile' and sent random messages to people I don't know.. Sometimes I'll get a response, more often won't. Its all in good fun.
I'm in those London groups for Myspace and Friendster, but I think its not enough. I've been itching to fill out one of these 'profiles' on these online dating sites for fun.
So I did. OMG.. What a PITA!! It was for fun, but I didn't know it took so much hard work!
What I long process... you gotta fill out all these damn questions, check these checkboxes, fill out these dropdowns, I swear it was worse than filing for taxes.. Where's the mystery when you're revealing everything.. so I tried to answer only the required fields.. =)
I love those questions where you have to rate your looks, body type, etc. Of course you are going to try and sell yourself. There's one question that I laughed at..
"How honest were you in filling out this survey?" HAHAHA.. good stuff.
But I can't think of anything catchy that would make my profile stand out... first you have to think of a login name, then they have these taglines on top of your picture that I guess serves as your 'selling point.' I was trying to think of a few..
I love looking through the women profiles and reading their taglines..
"Where have all the good men gone?" or "Looking for my knight in shining armour" or "Looking for my soulmate!"
Its so funny.. I'm not making fun, but it just such a new concept to me..
There's also this required field where you have to describe yourself with at least 20 words.. what a pain... so once you describe yourself, you spend the next 20 pages filling out what characteristics you are looking for.. I guess all these questions make sense so you can filter through your 'requirements.'
It is pretty impressive though once you fill a profile out, because depending your requirements and her requirements, you get this percentage rating on how her requirements match yours!
So just by answering a few hundred questions, a percentage can determine whether you have a match! The worst part of all of this is even if you are remotely interested in this 'match' You can't even contact this person because you have to pay for a subscription!!!
So I figure I'll put my profile out there and see what bites. =) My profile explicitly stated that I was all about just meeting up and chillin.. so we'll see what happens.
I'm still that hopeless romantic where I believe I will meet someone just like Ewan McGregor in Big Fish, or John Cusack in Serendipity..(or his other romantic comedies)
Oscar Nominations are out! And Lucas snubbed out of 'Visual Effects'? I guess he at least got Makeup. I have to catch up on my movies.. perhaps catching Brokeback this weekend.. maybe even with a cowboy hat! Thing is, where does one get a cowboy hat in London?
Please keep them coming. I want to do one this weekend.
State of the Union
Is on tonight.. well, 2AM for me.. which I could see what Mr. President has to say.