OkCupid: An Experiment

Amongst my usual 3am blog reading, I stumbled across a website called The Pulp Zine. I still have no idea what sort of website it is because God knows I never pay attention, but it seems to be a website about everything from film to music to technology, etc.

Anyways, I came across a writer called Kiki and she had written a post about OkCupid.

I had actually heard of OkCupid before from Dan and Phil on YouTube when they did a video about it. Lets be honest –  I’m not even into dating right now because everything is so up in the air for me. However, her post, ‘The OKCupid Chronicles‘, got me thinking about what online dating sites were actually like.

Her post explains how she joined OkCupid at the age of 18 and then goes on to show the types of messages she got. It kind of makes me sad that men are actually like that on the Internet and kind of scary as well, because they think they can just write anything they want and have no consequences. Ah, keyboard warriors.

I decided then and there (I must note again that it was 3am and I don’t really make the best decisions so early in the morning with so little sleep) that I wanted to see what this OkCupid site was all about. Surely not everyone would be sending disgusting messages and that there were genuinely okay people on it. So, I signed up. I made my profile and tried to be as honest as possible:

profile 1 profile 2 profile 3

I try to be witty. It’s probably failed.

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I honestly think OkCupid is pretty cool. It makes it so easy to find people who have the same interests as you. The only thing that annoys me is that people can see who’s profile you have visited but it’s only a small annoyance. You can even rate people’s profiles which for me is a big plus because I will only rate a profile if they can string a coherent sentence together (snob.com).

Surprisingly I haven’t received any disgusting messages and they’ve actually all been pretty nice. I’ve found several people who are fans of Doctor Who and Game of Thrones, and people who like Childish Gambino. There aren’t too many bad people on this website but as it is an experiment, we’ll just wait it out. If someone actually wants to meet up, I would be very hesitant but who knows? I think that because I find it easy to make online friends, it’s a big plus and I can filter out the ones I think are a no go.

If I do receive any nasty messages, then I do have the ability to block. Who knows I may actually get a date out of all this? There have been stranger things that have happened. I’ll be keeping you all up to date with these shenanigans throughout February – I’ve no idea how long this experiment will last, though. I’ve no idea of what outcome I even want! Ha.

I woke up like this. ***FLAWLESS

I woke up like this. ***FLAWLESS

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5 Comments

  1. February 6, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    I can’t wait to see how OkCupid turns out for you. 🙂 This is a really interesting idea for a series of blog posts. Hopefully all goes well for you and you don’t meet any creepy weirdos… :/ The Internet seems to be full of them. The whole world of Internet dating apps and website is still completely foreign territory to me, but maybe one day in the future if I ever find myself in a position of needing it. I wouldn’t rule it out!

    Oddly enough while I was reading this blog, Childish Gambino came on the stream! Weird…Anyway, good luck!

    • February 7, 2014 / 9:26 pm

      Childish Gambino works in mysterious ways because I then went to see him later that night. *cackles* He’s amazing.

      There always used to be such a stigma surrounding online dating, but I’m glad that it’s sort of lifting now. But yes, lets hope I don’t meet any creepy weirdos. 😛

  2. February 6, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    Hahaha, the Arrested Development reference! X’D I’m really glad it’s been ok for you so far. 🙂 I’m also excited to see how it it turns out for you! 😀 (Not gonna lie, you’ve actually made me want to sign up for the giggles. *cough*) Any creepoids give you any jip, just simply say you’re an undercover FBI agent and the Police will be at their door in 5… 😉

    • February 7, 2014 / 9:25 pm

      YAAAY! Finally someone who got it – I got blokes all up in my inbox telling me about their unfinished sandwiches they think I should try. Why would I want an unfinished sandwich? o_O Definitely sign up for the bants! Haha.

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