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Don’t do internet dates.

This picture says a thousand words…today I was a victim of another “hot girl angle shot” dating profile. This was not the first time and will probably not be the last as well.

99% of girls on dating sites have something wrong with them. If not physically, then psychologically or in other ways. If they have one pic up, grayscale, showing a cute face only.- be weary, this might be another typical “fat girl angle shot”. However, if you don’t mind a girl who is chubby, this wouldn’t be so bad.

I’ve been to about 3 internet dates in total. First girl wasn’t fat but she was ugly. Yes, grayscale indeed makes you much more attractive. Another girl had a good face but she was slightly chubby. I kind of regret cutting contact with her since my standards where way too high back then and she had the potential to be shaped into a sweetheart from the ground up.

The third girl that I met recently was good looking in the pictures. She had 3 color pictures of her up on the profile which is a good sign. Getting her number wasn’t a problem since after¬† skimming over her profile I guessed what literature she prefers. I was 100% spot on! She is one of those new age type/hippy/vegan girls. “But to hell with it!” I thought. “She looks hot and that’s fine by me!” So I met her. Well, she wasn’t a complete disaster. If we ignore the hippy sense of fashion, smoking, a bit fucked up teeth, shortness…there is still the face. Dry chapped lips, low cheekbones, shitty chin – general unattractiveness. I walked around with her and her friend, who was equally plain and nerdy looking, and I felt disappointed again. I am not expecting a model, but at least learn about lip balm and general make-up application!

Currently another girl seems to be interested as well, but in the third mail she already mentioned she is a single parent. Damaged goods again. Probably was left by her jock boyfriend and now is looking for a beta nice guy to take care for her and her babby. Not happening, girl!

Then there are the hot girls who have tons of pics of them up on the profile along with hundreds of comments from pathetic men like me. These girls do not actually go on the internet dates. I believe they have a stable alpha boyfriend or a ton of fuckbuddies and just use the dating sites to get more attention. I message these, but it never works out naturally…

And then there are girls who actually don’t have a pic on them up. I haven’t tried dating one of these but from what I have read they usually have extreme self-esteem issues which are more or less based on the fact that they are either fat or ugly or both. The good side (?) is that they are clingy and have low standards, but I am not sure I would want to date such a person unless she was hot.

I still have 2 phones left from internet girls. One is a girl who likes to party, seems like the obvious extrovert, about 5-7 on the looks scale judging from the pics. Another one looked about 7, but then again: grayscale, angles, etc…I don’t even think it’s worth risking.

Also, I get an about 50% response rate to my letters. I try to be original and comment on something about their pictures/profile. My main pic is a good quality pic of me looking away from the camera, shirtless in slim jeans, looking serious. According to OKcupid statistics this type of a male profile gets the most response rate.¬† But that’s one thing, what really matters is the conversion or the said responses into dates.

Also, I message girls in the 6-10 range, judging by their profile pictures. I would think it would be fair to assume that in reality she is at least 1 point below.

Well, those are my thoughts on internet dating. Tell me in the comments what are your experiences with online dating, good or bad, doesn’t matter.

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