Sunday, October 26, 2008

News and Notes

Before I get to the salient portion of my post, here's today's silliness. I must preface this by saying that it's funny to me and likely will be for anyone who watched Gilmore Girls, but perhaps will not be for everyone. From a profile I encountered yesterday:

Dating Site: What's the most private thing you're willing to admit here?
Guy: I am special.

As soon as I encountered this I thought of Rory and Logan slow-dancing at Richard and Emily's vow renewal at the point where this exchange occurs:
Logan: I have thought about asking you out several times, I just don't think it's a good idea.
Rory: Why not?
Logan: Because you're special.
Rory: Special? Like, "Stop eating the paste," special?


So I actually do have something to write today that isn't snark: I IMed with a guy (let's call him Robert) last night for over three hours. He doesn't have the highest match percentage with me, so when his IM popped up, I was tempted to ignore it. However, he actually asked me an intelligent question about something on my profile, so I decided to respond. What followed was much discourse on personality tests (Myers-Briggs, Gardner's Multiple Intelligences, etc.), college a capella groups, and some personal history. Robert seems like a good guy and I would definitely talk to him again—or even go on a date, if he was so inclined. I'll keep you posted.

In other news, I've gotten a bunch of other messages in the last 24 hours—way more than I usually do—but no others that I've been inclined to respond to. There were some interesting usernames in that bunch too: CuriousCactus and ElvisPelvis, among others.

Finally, I've reached the 300 mark in the reject category; that is to say I've now blocked over 300 profiles. I blacklisted them for different reasons, including, but not limited to: age (way too old or young), inanity, disgusting messages, and—my favorite—bad username. 300 in 10 months. How long will it take me to get to 400?

1 comment:

Superquail said...

Hmm . . . you've blocked 300 people so quickly? Are you aiming to get to 400, or would it be just an incidental achievement?

Out of curiosity, do you take pleasure in blocking people, or is it a tedious chore?

How many people are on this site, anyway? What percentage of the total do 300 people compose?

The Robert guy sounds like an option. Is he from the Bay Area?