Saturday, March 21, 2009

By The Numbers: Online Dating Edition

Last night, a subway ride with some of my work galpals found us talking about the vagaries of online dating.

A fellow single gal chimed in about her experience with a guy who couldn’t tear himself away from his Blackberry during their date. I could empathize, having just spoken with a JDater who interrupted our conversation three minutes into it to take another call. Given that his online handle is Crackberry69, I suppose I shouldn’t have been too surprised.

This latest go round of Internet dating has had its share of surprises (good and bad). Here are a few of them -- By The Numbers:

Number of guys from Match.com and JDate.com who have emailed me: 34
Number of first dates: 2
Number of JDate men whose emails began with what I have in common with his ex wife: 1
Number of Match.com women who’ve sent me flirtatious emails: 1
Number of communications (phone and email) it took to schedule a date with
Chris: 10

A 39-year-old New Jersey-based Match.com guy who works in finance, Chris shares my penchant for travel and modern rock bands. We’re meeting for afternoon drinks in Midtown today.

Up next…surviving my first ride on a mechanical bull and running into a friend from my journalism school days.

3 comments:

Ryan said...

Online dating websites are designed to be a numbers game. Think about how many guys you meet in real life when you go to a bar. Why would online dating be different? I would recommend to be just more selective when meeting singles from an online dating site.

Melissa said...

While I agree about being selective, I've also found that online dating seems to be a breeding ground for lack of etiquette. And I say this as someone that has tried, at one time or another, six different sites.

webmaster said...

http://www.You4Dating.co 100% Free Dating website!

1.Our Website - is a great way to find new friends or partners, for fun, dating and long term relationships. Meeting and socializing with people is both fun and safe.

2.Common sense precautions should be taken however when arranging to meet anyone face to face for the first time.

3.You4Dating Free Online Dating ,You4Dating is a Free 100% Dating Site, There are No Charges ever. We allow You to Restrict who can Contact You, and Remove those unfit to Date.

4. You4Dating is Responsible for Creating Relationships per Year proving it is possible to Find Love Online. It will Quickly become a Leader in the Internet Dating Industry because of its Advanced Features and matching Systems,and most of all,Because is a 100% Free-There are No Charges Ever.

5. You4Dating is an International Dating Website Serving Single Men and Single Women Worldwide. Whether you're seeking Muslim,Christian,Catholic, Singles Jewish ,Senor Dating,Black Dating, or Asian Dating,You4Dating is a Right Place for Members to Browse through, and Potentially Find a Date.
Meet more than 100000 Registred Users at:
http://www.You4Dating.com
-------------------------
http://www.You4Dating.com
-------------------------
http://www.You4Dating.com .