Online Dating….

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  1. jazz says:

    faux asian.


  2. Eve says:


    So does this mean you really look like your picture? ;)

    And where can I get one of those Pope thermometers?!

    Is there the other side of the coin?

  3. Jurgen Nation says:

    And do you have an adorable Scottish/Canadian accent, too? Don’t deny it – I have family from NS.

    See, now I go into matchmaker mode. I didn’t think you were single. Now I have all these ladies in mind if only!


  4. Amy says:

    OK, so the newspaper article thing didn’t exactly work out. Put a new spin on it. This would make a great documentary for your short film festival project.

  5. The Stormin Mormon says:

    The faux Asian was the thing that I found most hilarious. How do you BS ethnicity?

  6. Steph says:

    Good article. Now show us how big you really are….I mean TALL, how tall you are..*ahem*

  7. MissE says:

    Had to laugh when I saw the topic for this post – having just had a “date” this afternoon with a guy I’d “met” through one of the online dating services here.

    In this case the problem was the height not exactly fitting the “advert” as well as the not exactly looking like the photo anymore issue.

    According to this guy’s profile he is 180cm and, whilst he does list himself as being ‘slim’, his photo didn’t make me think “Wow, that guy is SKINNNNY!”

    So there I am, sitting in The Merchant Tea & Coffee shop, waiting to meet this tall, slim, but not emaciated, guy… you can understand my dismay when a guy who would stand maybe an inch shorter than me (I'm 5'10") and whose limbs I could probably snap with two fingers, stops at my table in the coffee shop, looks at me for a second and then says, "Umm, is your name 'MissE'?"

    I wanted to say no. I really really really did. But I was raised better than that. So I smiled and said hi. I have 14 year old students you are bigger than this guy!!

    Truthfully, I felt like some gigantic woman sitting opposite him and that made me feel uncomfortable withthe whole encounter. I just wanted it to end.

    How hard is it to be honest about these things? Seriously?

    I think that’s why I prefer the Speed Dating option – it’s just a little closer to WYSIWYG.


  8. DariDonovan says:

    Awesome, and interesting. Thanks for visiting Charmed & Dangerous.

  9. jane says:

    This was spot on. Nobody should post a 10 year old picture online, as though they still look that way. Especially if they’ve gone bald since!
    I met my sweetie online, but not through any dating site. This was a great post.

  10. Peter says:

    jazz: That was my favourite reply story from the women.

    eve: Oddly enough, I look much more Asian in person. I’m sure that there are guys that could tell some stories as well. Perhaps it calls for a future sequel.

    jurgen nation: I am not sure about the accent thing. Though now you can check the vlog posted above!

    amy: interesting idea. Though I suspect I’m much more of a mockumentary dude.

    stormin’: I know, right? That is gold. Are you hoping that your charm and wit is going to blind her to the fact.

    steph: I should do a version of this with Aussie women. Now THAT would yield some interesting responses, I’m sure. ;)

    misse: Ouch. You know, I think when people use these services, they should post a buttload of pics. And not just the most flattering one they can find.

    DariDonovan: and thanks to you for stopping by!

    jane: Thanks so much! the biggest complaint I got from women was that the men looked nothing like their pics. If it was me, I think I’d share my crappiest pic. Under promise and over deliver!

  11. Kale Rae says:

    I second the height lie. I am itty-bitty at 5ft nothing and I went on a date with a guy who said he was 5’5″…

    Except, I was looking directly into his eyes, sans heals.

    The only cool part was that he was the body-stand in for Joey Jeremiah…to all my fellow Canadians….(ahem…Degrassi!) Just goes to show how short Joey really was!

  12. Peter says:

    kale rae: Please tell me that he knew the lyrics to the Zit Remedy tune.

  13. Sugarpuss O'Shea says:

    Well hello and thanks for sending the link! I haven’t met any faux Asians since, but as for faux bachelors… That’s a whole other article waiting to be pitched…

  14. Annadw says:

    Interesting article!
    I met my “right” one through a dating site. I’d like to know how many of you are successful in online dating?

  15. Anonymous says:

    Everything that applies to the Internet, applies to online dating as well. The Internet as we know allows for unlimited possibilities in communication, and it is this feature that has proved to be at the same time the biggest boon, as well as bane for online dating.

    But at the same time this possibility for unlimited communication leaves a lot of space for guile as well. The human race is endowed with a remarkable ability to use, misuse and abuse the same thing. And naturally, online dating too has been and is still being used for vile purposes.

    The person who is misusing this facility may either be a practical joker or may be someone with more devious intentions who is out to get some victims. It is because of this reason that a little bit of homework is good before you actually hit the road. “5 Steps To Online Dating Success” is a great e-book that offers easy to follow guidelines to help with online dating.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I truly appreciate for the service that it offers!

    I met a wonderful man through this site & we had many wonderful experiences together. In fact, it was the best dating experience that I ever had.

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