01 January 2012

The Final Experiment

I think it's rather obvious at this point that I've grown exceptionally bored and jaded of this blogging venture. It was fun for some time, but everything gets old eventually. I wanted to go out with a bang, though, so I decided to perform one last test of the users of okcupid.

I modified my profile. For those unfamiliar with the profile design of the site, there is a section all the way at the bottom titled "You should message me if..." I added to my previous nonsensical answer something that would paraphrase to "You should not message me. This profile is solely for the purposes of feeding content into my blog, in which I make fun of people that message me on here. If I respond, it's only trolling. And if you think you and I are gonna hit it off because I'm a troll, you're deluded."

Basically, I put a very truthful disclaimer at the very bottom of my profile, not unlike the warnings on cigarettes or condoms. The following is every single message I received over the next ~36 hours. Be warned, it's gonna be a long post.

Oh, and I'll save my commentary for the end.

In summary: Some people got it. Most clearly didn't. And of those that got it, I'm fairly certain most of them were still expecting to hit it off with me. One of the above messages I sincerely hope is another troll, but as is evidenced by the rest of this blog, you can never really tell with the online dating crowd.

Goodbye for now, blogosphere. I hope I've left you with a good laugh and poor outlook towards the human race.