I created a profile on eHarmony tonight. I thought it'd be interesting, and mostly funny. I created a profile about 4 years ago because a roommate and I were curious. After I created mine I got an email about 15 minutes later telling me that based on my questionnaire answers I was part of the 15% of people who eHarmony chose not to match. I'm not really sure what that means, personally I decided it was because I didn't need the help, and by matching me they'd be making more competition for people who really needed the service. I never really took the whole dating site thing seriously, I guess I figure people got along just fine for thousands of years before the internet. It was probably also a little pride, I've never felt like I've needed extra help, on top of that after Liz I always had this strong feeling I'd end up with someone I already knew. And I might yet.
Anyway, I created a whole new profile, I was watching The Walking Dead and a commercial came on saying their free week ends tonight, so I figured I'd check out how it went. Surprisingly enough I got 7 matches when I finished. First off, height is pretty important to me and I marked that it was, however I only had one match taller than 5'5", considering 5'4" is my self-decided minimum height, that didn't match me up very well. I was surprised at the fact that almost all those matches have very nerdy profiles. I guess I can't complain, I'm pretty geeky myself, but at the same time there's more to me than just that.
To be honest, my curiosity was peaked by the experience. I am a very curious person, I would probably pay money to get the information that eHarmony is withholding from me, but it's not worth the $50/month. I mean seriously, $50 per month to meet people? Seems a little steep, maybe it's because I haven't reached the point of desperation yet.
All in all it was quite enlightening. I wonder, how many people have used dating sites? How has your experience gone? If you haven't, why not?
Questions at the end of a post? Pretty lame, but like I said, I'm a curious guy.