OK Cupid, do your thing

 

I hate online dating. It's overwhelming. It's creepy. It's time consuming. It's depressing.

But guess what? I haven't met someone new organically since the Bush administration. It's a sad state of affairs. And supposedly, if you are single and in your 40s, there's the perception that if you're NOT taking advantage of some sort of online tool, you're not really trying.

So I signed up for OKCupid

On the plus side, it's free. On the minus side...

It's free.

Here's what I've learned so far:

  1. Being single isn't so bad.
  2. All of those "friends of friends" who say they met someone through OKCupid are lying.
  3. You can get a lot of attention just posting a profile photo. No written profile - or responses - necessary! 
  4. You can't control who views, let alone contacts, you (shiver).
  5. Users answer unlimited multiple choice questions to help "define" who they are. These are very personal questions. Too. Much. Information.
  6. Sci-fi is a popular sport.
  7. Age is just a number, for men anyway. I think my dad may have contacted me.
  8. I can't un-see some of the things I've seen.

I feel like I gave it a half-hearted effort (#notreally). Next stop: Plenty of Fish!

Had a better experience? Tell me about it!