a few weeks ago i read a news article which had something to do with a particular online dating site. i don’t even remember what it was about, but joined the club to investigate. there were some very crazy people on there.
i wrote up a semi-mock profile and got to thinking about the significance of our cultivated online activity or the ‘online image’ we put forth. here are some of the questions i’d like your thoughts on.
– how sincere is a consciously and deliberately moulded online profile, specifically one which is not anonymous or where real life encounters are bound to occur?
– in what way (other than ‘egotistical’) is it a reflection of the self?
– in what way are expectations of real life encounters affected by the image put forth by the profile?
– does being sincere about one’s interests or passions online and in an upfront way demean them?
– how often are ‘favourites’ indicated with the goal of spinning one’s own image to their likeness?
– is ambiguity beautiful? does this profile put forth a more complex image of the writer?
– isn’t that kind of a stupid thing to write about?
– did you actually read all of these questions?
– isn’t this a photo blog?
here is the profile:
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Working on Ph.D program
Likes dogs and Likes cats
English, French, Russian, Danish, Czech
i am not really a fox
What I’m doing with my life:
I’m really good at:
The first things people usually notice about me:
i do not know because i have never asked them
My favorite books, movies, music, and food:
c’est japon à suisha
The six things I could never do without:
who can answer something like this?
I spend a lot of time thinking about:
whatever it is i’m doing at the present time! and about
what groceries i should get next. i don’t know.
On a typical Friday night I am:
it depends on the mood and the friday
The most private thing I’m willing to admit:
this makes it not private anymore
You should message me if:
you like sushi