Yesterday I reactivated my OKCupid profile. It was fun and liberating for about three seconds until the weird messages started and I remembered what I found strange and soul crushingly depressing about it when I used it before.
As any girl who has been on internet dating knows, many men don’t read your profile and will just bombard every woman with copy and pasted messages saying generic nice things. Yesterday I rewrote my profile, mainly for my own amusement. As it turns out this is a great way to work out if people have read your profile.
The first section of my OkCupid profile:
I also changed a few other things including this section:
After this I received a message from a guy in Kathmandu, Nepal (love knows no bounds).
I replied and said:
“you seriously think i sound nice from my profile?”
“let me check once again
Yes you really sound nice lol”
NO I DON’T!! I DON’T SOUND NICE! MY PROFILE IS SUPPOSED TO SCARE AWAY PEOPLE LIKE YOU! FFS!!
I guess I have to level a certain amount of respect at this “if you throw enough shit at the wall, some it’s gotta stick” stubborn conviction and dedication to love and romance, but I do wonder if this ever works.