Anyone who's alone at a bar fidgeting, smiling then not smiling, glancing at a phone screen, over and over — and over — is often on the verge of meeting a wonderful stranger. A wonderful stranger who fits some essential criteria on a website. One of the few and true delights I’ve found as a bartender is watching the online date unfold. It’s like watching a rom-com except you actually never know how it’s going to end.
I love it when I hear things like:
“Just so you know, I have a terrible headache. I can totally sit here with you, but my focus might be off. It’s NOT that I’m [...]
MESSAGE "you look like russell brand hahaha"
REVISION The first thing people usually notice about me: It’s a three-way tie between my voluminous hair, my megawatt smile, and the fact that when people look into my eyes they think, “She has a knife in her sock.”
MESSAGE "hey wuss up gorgeous jus to let u know im the best lookin guy in the world"
REVISION I spend a lot of time thinking about: Whether I can find the world’s best looking guy not by looking at thousands of guys, but instead by waiting to encounter a handsome, male man expert online.
MESSAGE "The weather today is nearly ideal, in [...]
Some scientists looked at all the studies and all the statistics and all the graphs about online dating in order to publish a super-long article in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest (what a sweet journal, thank you). In short:
– If you're a homebody, parent, new in town, or a weirdo, online dating will help you meet more single people than you normally would. If you are a "normal," you'll meet the same number of singles just going about your daily biz offline.
– Meet an online prospect in real life and don't agonize over their stupid profiles. No, this doesn't mean you have to go [...]