Friday, April 27, 2012

Ok Cupid Experiment

So—I recently tried this Ok Cupid thing. Quite a few of my friends use it, so I was aware of its existence, but I didn’t take the plunge myself until I was sitting around at 2:00 a.m. and drinking wine with a friend not long after the last break-up. He suggested it—mostly so he could see what my answers to the questions would be—and I was feeling just silly enough to go for it.

Here is my experience in the first few weeks:

First, those questions are addicting. I think I have answered about 600 of them--it became somewhat like a video game as I worked to get my match percentage higher. Right now there is a guy in Oregon who is a 99.85% match (call me!).

I have been contacted by quite a few people (I would say it is probably about an 80/20 male/female ratio), and for the most part they have been positive.

Of course there have been a few less-than-promising emails (little tip—do not send a message to a woman you don’t know and open with “hello, princess”), but there have also been some great conversations, and a few pleasant hours spent over dinner and window shopping, and a couple of possible somethings.

I am finding that there are a great many intelligent, fun, geeky, attractive, and slightly odd men in the Cleveland area (who knew?).

It also turns out that quite a few of the people I have already played with and/or fucked are listed as my possible matches, so I guess my choices have been validated. lol

The bottom line is that I my experience has been pleasant enough that I will happily continue to log in and answer questions, and emails, and see where it all leads.