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Are men pathetic?

  1. Aug 8, 2011 #1

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    Are men pathetic??

    So, I signed up to OKCupid a few weeks ago. I've had some nice talks with some people (and I was able to rickroll somebody). But overall it's not really a succes. For example, I never received a spontaneous message.

    But that's not what I wanted to talk about. I simply got curious if girls would get more attention than men (probably), and I wanted to see how much more attention. So I decided to make a fake profile of a girl on OKC to see how many people reacted. I put up a picture of a random cute girl and I filled in the profile as stupid as I could. Really, I would let her look like an idiot. I basically said that the earth is bigger than the sun, and that intelligence turns me off and so. It was a profile to which, I thought, not much people would ever react.

    But I was wrong. Already 5 minutes after I put up the account, men would start sending messages. They're still sending messages. For some reason I can't understand it. The profile picture is moderately cute, but her profile is awful. Are men that pathetic that they want a life partner that is cute, but has no decent personality?? Really?

    And then the messages that those men send. Most of them only send stuff like "hi" or "you are cute". They really have nothing better to say?? And then I'm not even talking about the sexually obsessed people that send stuff.

    OK, I'm sure that there are many men out there that are decent. But most of the men on OKCupid are idiots. Or am I just being weird??

    Sorry for the rant :biggrin:
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2011 #2

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    Lol, such a great post...:smile:.

    It's a numbers game. You have to kiss a *lot* of frogs, virtually, before you find a good one. That's as true in online dating as with real life dating. From what I've seen, the crowd is a little better at the pay sites than at the free sites. But only marginally.

    My experience: you have to use the profile as a filter, not a net. If your real profile was getting a few hits but not a tsunami, it was probably just about right. Maybe if you add something like, "My favorite food is roast uniform cow of spherical density," you could be sure the next guy who writes is a keeper :wink:.

    Re your "bimbo" girl - that's both funny and sad.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2011 #3

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    Thanks, lisab!! I'm actually contemplating putting that on my profile. My profile isn't very good, but I don't think that matters. Peng has an hilarious profile, but he has even less succes than me. Which is verrrrry odd.

    I'm not really bothered by the lack of reactions though, it's not like I expected anything good to happen. I'm just reeaally annoyed by some men out there. They don't even read the girls profile. They just think: "cute face" ---> "say hi". Are we that shallow?
     
  5. Aug 8, 2011 #4
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    Hi micromass.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2011 #5

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    Well, here's example of a reply I've seen....

    I WANNA TOUCH YOUR HAIR. I HOPE U R GONNA WRITE ME SOON.

    So...in answer to your question, I'd say "yes". Also the number of replies you get when you post a photo >> number you get if you don't. Again, more evidence of shallowness (despite what everyone says :rolleyes:!)
     
  7. Aug 8, 2011 #6

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    :rofl: :rofl: :biggrin: :biggrin:
     
  8. Aug 8, 2011 #7
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    :rofl: you should post your profile here. I'll bet you'll get more hits :P
     
  9. Aug 8, 2011 #8

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    Yeah, Greg should open a dating site...
     
  10. Aug 8, 2011 #9
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    At the moment, based on my personal experiences ( admittedly limited ), I have to sympathize with your "observations"...
    What is even worse is the "bar scene" in my city, it makes you even more cynical aha.
    Also, it doesn't help that there are girls that go for that kind of thing as well!

    Before my 22nd birthday, I already am an old maid..
     
  11. Aug 8, 2011 #10
    Re: Are men pathetic??

    :rofl:
    :rofl::rofl:
    I was once walking in downtown Atlanta and this man stopped me to tell me I have the most beautiful toes he has ever seen. I walk sort of fast so I kept wondering how he could really see them before I stopped LOL

    freak :tongue2:

    I don't think men are pathetic, but idiots are in abundance in general:biggrin: Maybe that is why the bimbo girl got such a good response LOL she probably seemed more normal
     
  12. Aug 8, 2011 #11
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    what so i gess you donot wanna write me at all then okay!! Wanna hang out? With me. Come see my cats and games!
     
  13. Aug 8, 2011 #12
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    This is gold. We should get a hook-up thread going.
     
  14. Aug 8, 2011 #13

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    Nope, they just want to get in your pants, girlie. And since you're a stupid chick, it might be fairly easy. :biggrin:

    Write them back and tell them you're drunk right now, too. heh heh
     
  15. Aug 8, 2011 #14

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    WAIT A MINUTE.

    I thought that picture was you wearing a wig?!?!??!

    What the hell!!!
     
  16. Aug 8, 2011 #15
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    That is an interesting experiment that you have done micro. MIH brings up a good point. They just want sex. Maybe they just see the profile picture and just decide to message the dummy girl without bothering to read the profile. I am sure that there are men who do take the time to read through the profile and are truly interested, but the girl gets a lot of messages from many guys so it is hard to find the one from the ton of messages.
     
  17. Aug 9, 2011 #16

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    It seems the important is not "how many relationships start online?", it's "how many single mother children are started online?" :P. No wonder there's so many single mothers on OKC....
     
  18. Aug 9, 2011 #17

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    And get over here right now!
     
  19. Aug 9, 2011 #18

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    It could be a pretty successful site. If you are a member in good standing of PF, then it's a safe bet that you are not a knuckle-dragging mouth-breather. He could call it "Date a Geek".
     
  20. Aug 9, 2011 #19
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    I don't think we are a bunch of geeks, we are more nerdy than anything. "Date a Nerd" :)

    Actually, I think it can be Geek too. We need to vote Geek or Nerd :D
     
  21. Aug 9, 2011 #20
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    lol. Yes 99% of men are pathetic.
     
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