WSJ reporter targets online dating–hmmm

“The majority of undateables are hardly what most people would consider poor prospects. They’re not liars or criminals, but eligible single men and women who are being sidelined by the system. They’re hitting the wrong note by listing hobbies that scream shut-in _ fantasy football for men, scrapbooking for women, or by including shots with their heads obscured by skydiving helmets.”
–WSJ reporter Ellen Gamerman, in a story on being *popular* on online dating sites.
Susan sez: What did my grandmother say–there’s someone for everybody, you just have to find them? Seems to be the most important issue about online dating services is whether you can met someone you like, connect with them, and see what happens in the real world–When it comes to actual online dating, this piece, researched as it is, seems more mythic than actual to me….there are great bits of advice on how to do a good profile (shameless plug) but on-site popularity just isn’t a critical factor for people looking for a genuine fit.

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  1. Postmodern Sass says:

    Hi Susan. Just wondered if you knew about the San Jose Bloggers group, which, as far as I know is more like the Silicon Valley Bloggers group. There’s a meeting tomorrow night, over beer and pizza; I’m just about to post details on my blog. thought you might be interested.

  2. Todd says:

    Thanks for the shameless plug, my dear. So true what she said about the skydiving helmet. I also see lots of photos of people in halloween costumes – which not only obscures the human visage but also gives complete strangers a rather odd peek into one’s psyche.

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