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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Profile Riddles

I'm always amazed at the women on dating sites who include little riddles in their profiles, and then offer you a prize, if you can figure it out. There's the woman from Brooklyn who quotes some obscure poem and offers "bonus points" if you can name the title and its author. At least in first grade my teacher would stick a star on my forehead if I got something right. What am I gonna do with this chick's "bonus points?" Then there's the lawyer who will have cocktails with you if you can name the song from which she offers a few sample lyrics. As I read the lyrics, I wondered if I had to be the 103rd person to email her with the answer, or if it's first come, first served. And if I know the name of the song, would it be rude of me to ask for free concert tickets instead of having cocktails with her? How about a free T-shirt?

And of course, there are the women who try to sneak their email addresses into their profiles like they're the CIA trying to send encoded messages to field operatives: "If you wanna chat, contact me with my screen name plus the square root of 64 minus pi times the latitude and longitude of where Jimmy Hoffa's buried at the place with the little yellow running man." So if I figure all that out, I get the honor of emailing a woman who doesn't take trying to meet someone seriously enough to pay the monthly subscription fee.

I think I'll pass on the riddles, and just stick with the chicks who are "definately looking for someone intelegant."

6 comments:

JJ said...

My personal favorite is when they write - email me at the place that makes you go "yippy."

mike said...

or email me at the place "that's hot."

Kira said...

...or you can find me where the males are hot. oy.

Rob said...

I've actually IM'D women who write stuff like that with the name of the book or whatever they've quoted, and they were amazed I knew the answer. Can you say: "Google?"

Sarah said...

Guys totally try and sneak their emails into their profiles too. It's kinda silly. You can't really get the full benefit of the site if you don't pay...but hey, if it works...

Rebecca said...

I used to sneak my email into my profile when I was on JDate, but JDate always finds out no matter how clever you try to be. I'm glad I became a paying member or I never would have met my boyfriend!