g i r l h a t t a n

g i r l h a t t a n

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

unsolicited online dating advice




if you really want nice, normal women to write to you,
or to respond to your emails, then:

DO NOT write "Woman or Lesbian Couple" under
"Who I'd Like To Meet"

DO NOT attach a photo taken of you:
- standing on your head
- naked in bed, taken from above, while making an "oh" face
- with an ex, with an actual X drawn on her face
- bleary-eyed and drunk

DO NOT write in "recreational gynecologist" as an occupation


Panama Joe said...

Online dating is such a crock. I was into it for a while, until I realized three things :

1) Nobody actually looks like their picture. That picture was taken from a flattering angle two years ago before they gained 20 pounds and cut their hair. And then it was retouched.
2) If you get along with someone by phone/email, that is absolutely no indication that you will get along in person.
3) Avoid J-Date like the plague. Any dating service that offers "Marriage with children" as one of the "I'm looking for" options is just... not for me.

In the end, I've decided to just bite the bullet and go up to random women at bars. It's the worst part about being a single guy, but it sure as hell beats the alternatives.

girlhattan said...

i hear ya.