not so enamored with cupid anymore
I’ve got two online dating accounts active right now. Match.com and OKCupid. I’ve been having more success with Match, as the guys contacting me on OKCupid are scaring me. And it’s not even just the men who are reaching out to me, it’s the men that pop up into that feed that tells you all the latest activity from members.
Case in point, I jump onto OKCupid last night. Granted it was late (12:30AM-ish), but I did NOT expect to be confronted with pictures of male genitalia. Yea, that’s right, in the feed were two, TWO back-to-back “updates” that two different members had added new pictures of their goods. This evening I logged on and saw yet two more penis photos. Seriously? I guess it’s because Craigslist shut down their adult services section. I am no prude by any measure, but I do not want to see any of that unless I am 1.) prepared to, 2.) want to, and lastly 3.) am knockin’ boots with ya.
Earlier this week I got my weekly email of potential matches for me from OKCupid. Included was one guy whose screen name was “#orgasms”. I didn’t include the actual number because I don’t want any kind of Google search to lead him or someone looking for him to my blog. But the number was in the high teens. No joke. Of course, my natural curiosity rears its ugly head and I have to click on his profile. I start to read what he wrote and it the content wasn’t nearly as terrible as the screen name would suggest. He actually said that he is looking for a serious girlfriend, someone to spend holidays with, etc. There was only one or two mentions of his abilities in the bedroom and prowess and the allusion to how he got his screen name. Pretty good considering how much content he wrote. Then I check out the pictures. The first (and main profile pic) looks like a camera phone self portrait of him and a girl. It’s grainy. It’s cropped so all you see are his eyes and nose and half of some girl’s face and she kinda had the “O” face going on. The second photo is of a disheveled bed. With some kind of rope/tying up thing going on. Then there is what looks like used condoms all over the floor. Ewww.
Why do they think it’s acceptable to post nekkid pics for unsuspecting people like me? It’s not like we can filter out *those* people from our searches and potential matches. Ugh