Baking Suit sent me a link to this article over at Inquistr.
My reaction? I so wish I had the nerve to do the same thing.
The blog is dedicated to the "nice guys of OK Cupid." The author (unknown) has apparently set out to uncover some of the...um...inconsistencies that women find in men's online dating profiles.
You know, like this guy, who thinks women are sluts if they've had a lot of partners, and that women are "obligated" to shave their legs - but who also sees himself as a "sweet guy" who is one of the "few chivalrous guys left out there." At least he spelled chivalrous correctly.
Or this guy, who thinks that a "No is just a yes that needs a little convincing" - ah yes, that is "hopelessly romantic."
I'm assuming the blogger is a woman, but of course I don't know that for sure. In any case - I find this concept to be genius.
Yeah, yeah...people will say it's mean, or out of line. The blogger is just pulling a bunch of quotes and pictures and answers to silly questions and reassembling them together, all out of context.
Thing is...that is an online dating profile. A collection of photos, quotes, summaries, anecdotes, questions and answers that represent a person in the online world. I'm sure everyone has mistakes in their profile. I bet even I have mistakes in mine (which is why I occasionally ask friends to take a look and give me some feedback).
If you don't want to come across as a jerk, hypocrite, or just plain psycho - blogs like this are actually really just constructive criticism.
Delivered with a little bit of genius.