Wednesday, December 31, 2008
eHarm, No Foul
Alright, I finally did a 21st century thing that I probably never thought I would do and that probably everyone will do once - no, not get a cell phone, I did that 2 months ago - I joined eHarmony! eek! Now, calm down out there and stop laughing, I did it for no other reason than pure interest - to see what the world of people are doing out there and what they are all about these days. Obviously I have never adventured into any other virtual world other than a dating one - will somebody please buy me World of Warcraft for Christmas next year? Anyways, back to the eHarm story, it all started when Judy said she had signed up for free on a lark, "ages ago" she said, and her inbox was always full but she never replied to any of it. Well, tick tick tick, I was like "free? full inbox?" How could I resist? Honestly, you all would have done the same ;-)
If you are going to sign up, put a pot of coffee on because the opening questions are like YOU on a mid-term, practically a deterrent, by the time I reached the half-way point I had no idea what I was saying about myself except for the obvious ones that jumped out like "introvert", no, "creative", yes - the rest of it was like "caring" "warm" "open-minded" (who is going to say they are narrow-minded? I am not sure if anyone thinks they are - a good future thesis question, tuck that one away for later) anyways, I am totally thinking that all of the above depend on the situation blah blah blah, nonetheless, drum roll please, I got through it!!! Even if I clicked the middle ground on everything, I got through it!
Enter the "radius" of potential man mates - they tried to auto click a box of within 100km of where I live for me...ha! Yes, I am looking for love in Rae Edzo (the only community within 100km) - and failing that, I could be matched up with a hefty bison, after all, I have always had a slight penchant for the unconventional (slight, people, slight). Finally, I took control of the mouse and clicked the box for "The World!" - it actually had an exclamation mark at the end of it, just like that "The World!" as if they are saying to all who click this box, "bitchin! Way to go for the whole world! Why narrow the field? Go for it you daring animal!" So I guess if I get a guided communication question that asks what my idea of being adventurous is, I can reply, "well I did click The World!, didn't I?" Score, there's one guided answer in the bag. After all, according to boxes I clicked, my matches are expecting someone witty. I had better get to work on the other answers.
I give this relationship 2 weeks.