Part 1: OKCupid
Questions and Match Ratings
I was dejected for sure. I felt like this could have been a great way to finally meet someone and tell you readers that there is hope for those of you looking online for love. I was certain it was going to happen and then it just didn't. That's when I made my big mistake: I joined another dating site...
Part 2: Plenty of Fish/The Downfall
Profiles are too comprehensive, even so much as to ask you to fill out two really lengthy personality quizzes before letting you build your profile. Stupidly, though, these are partially skippable.
You can openly message other users without going through a like system, which gives POF a plus in my book. Sadly, as you could possibly expect from my exploits at this time, I didn’t receive any messages back. This is why I decided to only briefly discuss the service, because nobody wants to read about me not using the service to its full potential.
At this point, was I messaging girls to talk to them, or was I messaging girls to talk about messaging girls? Am I just seeking attention?
I stopped using both services after that realisation. I deleted the apps, deleted the site bookmarks and went into a sheltered state for days. I didn't feel like talking to anyone anymore. I was done.
Final Part: The Aftermath/Final Conclusion
It paid off in spades. I'm happy to report that I've abandoned my status as a Single White Writer. Things have been on the up since then. And what's more, I don't need these profiles anymore.
So, what's my advice. Do I recommend online dating? I'm still dubious myself, but if it interests you, I suppose it's worth a trial run. However, I'm a firm believer that there will never be a greater substitute for meeting people than actually meeting people. Don't wish your life away hoping to stumble into the perfect someone; Go out and find them.