Truth in Advertising

4 Things learned from the worst online dating profile ever

An interesting social experiment by a woman trying to deliberately put off men on a dating site is both revealing and non surprising

As a child of the Internet and confirmed weirdo, imagine my relief when they finally took that last bastion of in-person awkwardness — dating — to my laptop instead. I’ve been using one of the major dating sites, OkCupid, on and off for about five years now. While it has its perks, being a woman on a dating site means immersing yourself in a disgusting cesspool of exposed nerves, unfiltered testosterone, and daily propositions to engage in sex acts so horrifying, I hadn’t even heard of them before, and I’m from the Internet.

I got the feeling that a lot of men on that site would message literally any woman who had a profile, but the optimist in me wanted to believe that there was a limit. Maybe there was a woman so awful, so toxic, so irredeemably unlikeable that no one would message her, or if they did, at least they would realize they never, ever wanted to meet her. So I made the OkCupid profile of the Worst Woman on Earth, hoping to prove that there exists an online dating profile so loathsome that no man would message it.

I did not accomplish my goal.

In simple terms, there are too many men out there that will do anything for a root.

Here are her conclusions:   Read more »

What the PPTA ad should have said

The PPTA has been blowing thousands of dollars of members money running a political campaign. It is of course highly subjective.

This one however is much more accurate:

PPTA Charter school advertisement poster  - There’s a private part National and Act don't want you to see this summer