Online dating types
Since diving into the online dating world over five years ago, I’ve had my share of great experiences.
I’m a “glass half-full” kind of guy, so in my previous posts for Coffee Meets Bagel, I’ve tried to focus on the good that has come from my online experience.
I’ve created profiles on Ok Cupid and checked the “looking for friends” box (hint: these sites really don’t work well for finding friends).I felt like hot shit, “Oh, this will be easy – I work at an online dating site, clearly I’m like the Hitch of online dating…” Will, he’s Hitch.I’m just Naive (and a scrawny white boy) Back before CMB, Tinder, Insert-Techy-Name-Here — online dating wasn’t mainstream.As a result, people who turned to their desktops – (yes, this was back in the ice age of big hardware) – were genuinely interested in finding a relationship, however long or short term that might be.I personally view this deluge of flakes as the single biggest threat to people taking this whole industry seriously – and while I write the following with a light heart and (hopefully) carefree tone – keep yourself in check next time you come across these monsters. Genus: Indeniabilitas Drivesmethefuckcraziensis Description/Habitat: You connect. (S)he looks cool, well-intentioned, and states that (s)he “find[s] this whole thing soooo awkward…” written throughout their profile.