oh beezy

miscellaneous cultural commentary from two urban twenty-somethings. on this here interweb, we go by "bee" and "zy."

More online dating-ness

flir_177As many have suggested and/or requested, I have finally written a bit in-depth about my experience with online dating over the past several months. Below’s a snippet. Read the full post here.

Joining online dating websites was something I did several months ago as part of a larger project to challenge my shy, serial monogamist-with-a-tendency-to-date-friends’-exes self. Take a chance, make a profile, I told myself.

The first site I used was JDate, which has no real matching mechanism (perhaps it does now? Regardless, it didn’t last fall). You fill out some boxes indicating your interests, education, and various demographic info–should you choose to provide these things–and upload photos. You can search for people within a certain age-range and within a certain distance from you.

I went on JDates with five different guys over the course of about two months before canceling my account. Nothing went horribly–some meet-ups went well enough to warrant second dates. One produced this two-week-long micro-relationship that started with tea and good conversation and ended with us remarking over a sushi dinner how we somehow skipped to that point in a marriage where you have absolutely nothing to talk about.

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box o’ sketchy

This may or may not be the first installment in a series of posts from me (bee) on the unbearable lightness of online dating. I’ll keep this one brief.

I’d like to bestow the medal of sketchiest-message-received-thusfar to he who goes by Two-BackedBeast (click at your own risk) on OkCupid.com (also, click at your own risk, but for different reasons–i.e., potential addiction).

From: Two-BackedBeast

Subject: I Kiss…

Body: …your sweet Hapa hips. With ribald perfection I send you my enamors & fig leaf strudel.

Shall we dance?

Yours,
Il Bestia

Talk amongst yourselves.

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