I finally joined Match.com. Now, there's a story here. Given my recent disappointments with boys I finally decided to advertise myself honestly. Brutally honestly--charged with sarcasm, a little bitchiness, and without hiding the fact that I'm smart. I find it ridiculously ridiculous the way we're required to self-censor in our culture in order to not freak anyone out in the early stages of what might or might not be a relationship. We put on pretty faces and fancy schmancy personas and then when the real person comes out, one or both parties run screaming.
SO, this what my Match.com profile says:
SWF seeks non-douchebag who enjoys intellectual endeavors, reading, loud music, silliness, crass humor, cursing, food adventures, travel, and existential thought. The bi-curious, retarded (completely subjective), co-dependent, spineless, asexual, and he-mannish need not apply. Preferential treatment given to the tall, artistic, hilarious, and well-endowed among you. Let's get together--make each other pee a little from laughing too hard.
Yes, I really posted it. The blatantly, scarily honest sample personals ad I posted here in August. My foremost motivation in this little experiment (which I actually undertook with the blog and 'zine in mind) was to see if I would get ANY responses. I figured the responses would be one of two types of people: 1) the sex-crazed, because I doubt they ever read a whole profile 2) someone who actually gets my humor, otherwise they'd be too frightened and appalled to ever reply in the first place. I don't give a crap if I ever even go out with any of these guys, it's just an interesting little test-tube-like net-based experiment to see if anyone in the world (besides my friends and you bloggy lovely peeps) respond to Andi turned up to 11.
I created the profile about midday yesterday, and I've had two responses in the last three hours. One looks as if he might be one of the sex-crazed, the other sounds like he has a shitload in common with me. I shall definitely e-mail the 2nd one. We'll call him DG.
Listening: "Let It All Hang Out"...The Hombres