Online dating has become so ubiquitous that it now seems more outré to meet someone the analog way — meaning at a bar or a party. Three of my friends met their sweethearts on Ok Cupid, and of those couples, two are now hitched.
As an undergrad, it was all the same only the details changed — a nineteenth-century lit class, a co-op party, and the option of hallucinogenics.Initially all I thought I wanted was someone who played guitar, listened to the Replacements, and wore Sambas. He toured nine months of the year, liked bands on Touch and Go, and played soccer in college.But as I grew older, I realized our marriage had turned into a rock ’n’ roll cliché, including erstwhile drummers, band breakups, drugs, and hookups with groupies in Paris and London.One of them had what Ok Cupid blogger Christian Rudder calls a "My Space angle" — i.e., holding a camera from a high angle in attempt to show cleavage, or alter body proportions.(Interestingly, Ok Cupid stats indicate that a janky My Space shot is actually one of the most effective, particularly on women's profiles.) Men are less likely to post duplicitous photos, said a writer colleague who recently retired her dating profile, because they simply don't know what constitutes a flattering image.