Monday, December 10, 2007

Internet Dating

"Twenty years from now, the idea that someone looking for love won’t look for it online will be silly, akin to skipping the card catalog to instead wander the stacks because 'the right books are found only by accident.' ...serendipity is the hallmark of inefficient markets, and the marketplace of love is becoming more efficient"--Wired Magazine (2002)

I've been on match.com for like 5 days now. My biggest fear is that I'll see a co-worker or manager on there and an even bigger fear is that they will "wink" at me. So far, I've gotten a lot of responses on that site. I can only deduce that there are fewer women in the bay area (silicon valley) and even fewer women who actually take care of themselves (judging from my peers at work). So far, I've chatted with a French man and I'm emailing with someone from the UK on a 3 year visa.


I'm trying things differently this time. The man from the UK is by no means a show stopper, but both his profile and his emails make me laugh. That's really hard to do in that type of environment. If nothing else, I might have made myself a friend. The other men who've emailed me have had questionable usernames like "whoseyourdaddy". Delete. One man had the audacity to say "Looking for an attractive woman to start a family with" and so far the best I've seen is "Looking for a low-maintainence and laid-back girl who is kind of bitchie...because I like that for a reason!!!!" I almost emailed him, but he was only 25. I feel good about this. I think I might meet some interesting people. The candidates are a lot more promising than the ones I was getting on e-harmony and that was NYC after all.

6 comments:

fifi said...

Oh, please don't email "Looking for a low-maintainence and laid-back girl who is kind of bitchie...because I like that for a reason!!!!" guy. His use of exclamation points makes him seem a little psycho & needy & his use of "bitchie?" Well, he can't spell & he's gonna eventually call you names, 'cause how many reasons can he have for liking "bitchie" girls? I know his type -- RUN.

British boy sounds promising, though -- & his picture(s) may not do him justice. But if he can make you laugh? Well, then he's already ahead of the game.

cherie said...

Haha! I for one am completely obsessed with proper spelling and completely against the overuse of the exclamation points. I did however feel compelled to email him because he finally admit what most men cannot--he likes bitches.

fifi said...

So did you email him?

cherie said...

No way, he can't spell bitchy correctly and he's only 25.

sf said...

ok, you are blogging way too much. i cant keep up. when did u become like the martha stewart of blogging? stop setting up these impossible expectations for other bloggers to meet. its too much i tell you!! too much!! im glad that you had a lovely birthday, despite being alone in the smaller big city.

cherie said...

haha. sorry honey, its one of those times in my life that i realize how cathartic blogging can be for me. its the one thing i can maintain interest in.