in my own words...
writing about yourself is often an exercise in flatulence.
which is ironic since it feels AS unnatural to write about yourself, as it would to fart on a first date.
modesty and humility are characteristics that society has ingrained in all of us – much like the societal conditioning that forces you to clench your butt and cross your legs when you get the urge to fart in mixed company. ha!
fortunately our conditioning CAN be broken down (embrace your inner gaseousness), and eventually our true selves can be released…
released in the form of noxious vomit inducing fumes –or- equally bad match.com profiles.
writing a match.com profile is actually a lot harder than you would expect.
if you don’t believe me, you should think about your answers to the questions below.
(jess you get brownie points for completing this assignment early)
what do you do for fun?
what do you do for work?
what are your favorite ‘hot spots’?
what are your favorite things?
what did you read last?
what words do people use to describe you?
what do you want in someone else?
those are the topics, now write something that will make you appear to be a desirable ‘match’ AND do it in under two hundred characters.
even tho it is SOMEWHAT difficult to write a profile, it is still just WRITING a profile – its not rocket science or saving the world.
and yet many people inevitably find themselves saying, ‘i don’t know how to describe myself… im not very good at writing these things… i don’t know what to say, but here goes…’
how the fuck did these people get into college? is this how they started their college admissions essay?
c’mon people, you have a thousand characters to describe yourself, and you just wasted twenty of them to admit that you are a moron.
i can already tell that we’re a perfect match. ha!
some people* avoid the issue altogether by writing practically nothing about themselves.
they are a one paragraph sink hole of bland sentiments – ‘im nice, im friendly, i like the color white, i like to eat chicken etc.’
they say nothing about who they are, or who they’re looking for.
humility (can be) is a respectable quality in a person. but boredom is not.
while i was looking into potential roommates last year, i asked someone what they like to do for fun.
her response, ‘i like to watch tv and eat buffalo chicken sandwiches for fun’.
are you serious? do people like you actually exist (duh a rhetorical question)?
the scary part is that she was seriously hot, and didn’t need match.com to meet people.
the irony of this whole post is that the match.com profile is completely superfluous.
why the hell did i waste so much time whining about it, when it’s totally a moot point.
nobody actually cares what someone says in their profile, because the truth (and the vibe) can be derived by a quick perusal of that persons profile pic.
profile pic hot. or profile pick not.
its a binary switch.
and if you don’t have a profile pic, you’re not even in the running.
ive been contacted by several ‘blind’ matches with absent profile pics.
call me superficial but i don’t talk to girls that i don’t ‘know’ (‘know’ in the ‘know what you look like’ sorta way)
this philosophy is akin to something that my friend matttius once said, ‘i don’t date girls who wear one piece swimsuits because it makes me wonder what they’re trying to hide’.
we were only fifteen.