Saturday, 2 May 2009

re: On-line Dating

Mariana Soffer wrote a thing on her blog (which is great and makes me feel cleverer/stupider sometimes)

Meeting people over the internet is a phenomenon that scares me a little. A study was made to investigate why I am so scared of the internet and people on the internet.

Flirting online is much different to real life and still I do neither. Women do things like 'play with their hair' or 'roll their eyes' in real life and somehow there are corresponding online cues. Some kind of digital body language. That sounds dangerous and embarrassing. People use colons and semicolons and parentheses and the letter X and other punctuation as a substitute for words because perhaps spellcheck removes all romance. Acronyms are also used. 'PSEM' stands for 'please stop emailing me', and 'DYMKYHAW?' means 'does your mother know you have a webcam?'

I think maybe that women are more likely to post pictures of themselves online because men are more likely to want to look at pictures of women online. There is still that physical element to online relationships. No one wants to waste their time chatting on gchat with an ugly person so it is in the ugly person's best interest to be incredibly witty and to research and invent special new emoticons which no one will have ever seen before, like this one:-


According to studies, women like men who can use big words and do not use contracted spellings in web chat, such as 'u' instead of 'you' and 'ur' instead of 'you are' or 'your'. Women also prefer men with a high number of myspace friends as it suggests that they are not lonely stalkers.

I don't know.

Go read Mariana's thing.


An Unreliable Witness said...

I am utterly discombobulated. Especially as I am just getting over a nasty case of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicavolcanoconiosis.

[What did I say? What did I say?]

Oh. Okay.


Ani Smith said...

I heard women also don't like being told what women think.

And don't lie, Chris, you flirted with me the other day. What was all that stuff about gangrene and donkeys?

Ben Brooks said...

That comment made me laugh.

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Chris East said...

i got spammed
i can't believe it

me too
(not really)

ani, you can't tell me that women don't like being told what women think
i think they do
and so do you

and for everyone else
i didn't flirt with a gangrenous donkey

Mariana Soffer said...

Thank you very much taxi driver

PD:I completelly agree with our last paragraph "I don't know"