3RM's stance on internet dating sites, or as he calls it, 'Social Networking Sites With The Express Goal Of Getting Your Groove On' is thus:
1) The guys just want to get laid
2) The nicknames are really bad – he reckons they're worse than Blogger nicknames:
3RM: Jenna From Behind! Click on that one!
Peas: Jenna From Behind, that would make an excellent blogname...if of course, you took it from behind, or, you know, in the behind.
I tend to agree with him on the internet dating stance. I love the Internet, I spend my day on it, my job is basically the Internet, and I spend a lot of time interacting on it. But dating? Never gone there, or even considered it before.
I can see why others have: It makes logical sense – you can be brutally honest, you can screen people, you can decide to meet them or not, yadda yadda yadda. But I don't think it's something that would retain my interest for an adequate amount of time.
And also, again, you really could be chatting to the 55 year old in Boksburg, or a kiddie fiddler, or a dude with a bunion, and not realise it...and then, well I suppose you could not open your computer for a week and hope the problem goes away.
Another thing, the speed of the dating site we were giggling at, was horrifically slow. People are on just trying to get laid. Facebook is faster than this shit, and people are poking each other every 0.05 seconds.
Although 3RM has a point: 'It's probably hooked up to someone's laptop in a garage in Boksburg somewhere, unlike Facebook.'
He was on form last night. I was crying tears of mirth.
Cos imagine the conversations, 'So how long have you been on the site, and like, how are you finding it?'
3RM: 'That's like the cyber equivalent of 'the weather has been nice, hasn't it.'
Then, what do you write in your profiles?
'Hmmm....religion. Non-negotiable, they must be....agnostic.'
As in, please don't believe in a God. If you bend that way, fine, maybe, but otherwise...agnostic or no dice.
Also the 'what do you do?' thing. You could probably have a LOT of fun here. If they asked what I do, for example,(and I say I write) and I find I'm really not into the person, could I, for instance, acceptably write one of these many replies?
'So what do you write?'
Or a softer cushioning:
Sentences and Stuff.
Porn scripts. So.....what do you do?
Or: I actually bent the truth a bit, I am an automated spell checker for this site. Thanks for dropping by,
The FindLurve.com Team
The entertainment value must actually be quite phenomenal on these things. God it must be fun just to shoot from the hip: I do enjoy sex...especially a good spit roast...anyway it's been fun, keep well.
Or 'so what's your real name?'
PS: Van Der Westhuizen.
And if he went: 'Nooooooo WAYS. This is just too good to be true!!!!
Yes, it is too good to be true. I'm not Minki Van Der Westhuizen.
Fuccccccck I laughed last night.