He was a vegan, and kept going on and on about how he doesn't eat eggs because an egg is a chicken, PERIOD, and how he won't eat honey because it's 'bee barf...' I was done after that" -Amira3. Not down with Hogwarts"I went on a first date with a guy who told me he never read Harry Potter. Inferior produce knowledge"He didn't know what an avocado was. Veggie aversions"I went on a date with a guy who told me he 'didn't really do vegetables.' Like, he just didn't eat them EVER." -Yasmin, 319.
Cat enthusiasts"When a guy told me he loves cats and HATES dogs! For whatever reason, this proved to be a HUGE dealbreaker. Radio geeks"As soon as a guy starts talking about his CB radio, I'm outta there. He never wanted to drive, and never wants to drive.
and I never went out with him again." - Lindsay, 262.
I mean, I know I’m using their service, so I don’t expect that messages are totally private.
As the age old saying goes, it's the little things that matter — and when it comes to first dates, these ladies could not agree more. Read on to see what they had to say about the minor details that sent them packing — from weird smells to slight deformities...1.
Having a "smell""I once kissed a guy on a first date, and he reminded me of what milk would smell like if it had a smell...
When the story of Okcupid’s experiments broke a few weeks ago, the Stucu ladies were already in a bit of a dark place. Which come to think of it would explain If you’re scratching your head after reading that and saying, “What the fuck?
Dating-wise, it’s been a wildly unsuccessful summer for the three of us, so it was total insult to injury when Okcupid plopped a big cherry on our shit sundae by announcing that we may have been unwitting, unwilling participants in some… If you haven’t read up on what happened, check out some of the coverage here, and here and here. ” then that makes four of us (five if we include Janis Ian).
If you’re Bill Nye or something, and want to read the full, original text about the experiments before you take our incredibly unbiased words for what they are worth, check them out here. Essentially, most people didn’t want anything to do with Love is Blind Day. The people who participated in Love is Blind day were the very types who don’t place a really heavy emphasis on looks. Are the people at OKC routinely monitoring the contents of all messages exchanged, like some creepy big brother matchmaker?
Or was it just during this “experiment” to see what happened?
I wouldn't get up and leave, but there wouldn't be second date." -Kimberli, 4010. When I asked him how he got around, he told me he has everything he needs delivered, and if he needs to leave the house, he has a housemate who drives him where he needs to go." -Lisa What are your weird dealbreakers?
Picky eaters"I went on a date once with a guy who was Kosher and throughout the date he explained to me that that means he won't eat pork or seafood. As a real lover of all seafood, this is a relationship that I knew would just never work out…sorry but, 'no mariscos, no punani! Non-fiction enthusiasts"A date once told me that he thought it didn't 'make sense' to read fiction.
First of all, I’d just like to point out that this company clearly has a fetish for dehumanizing its users by comparing us to gross, thoroughly un-cute animals.
In January it was Before my rage bubbles over too much, let’s get to the point of this post, which is to share our thoughts on the experiments themselves (SPOILER ALERT: we’re not thrilled). First, while profile pics were hidden, there were WAY less first messages sent, compared to a “typical Tuesday.” It looks like an average of around 3,000 messages per hour for the entire time the experiment was running, when it’s normally around 20,000 – 30,000. So it makes sense that of the ones that were, they progressed further/faster. As an aside, while I had a depressing personal reaction to some of the results (see below), this is actually the only part of this experiment itself that bothers me.