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Sounds desperate

In which I try to meet new people, and find people I already know


A few weeks ago, feeling bored, I signed up with an online dating site.* It’s free, it only takes a few minutes to fill out, it’s just a bit of fun, you never know what might happen, and so on. Scientifically, it promises to find you your very best possible match from the people in your district. Of course, hardly anyone came up from this area, so I went away and forgot about it.

Yesterday, I thought: why don’t I look at it again? Why don’t I look further afield? So, I searched for my best match out of everybody in the country. And found one. My ideal partner, out of every man and woman in the country on this popular dating site, is my friend Kate.** So much for meeting new people!

* but no, I’m not telling you which one, or what my profile name is.

** I recognised her profile immediately, because I was there when her profile photo was taken.

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3 comments on “Sounds desperate”

  1. Alex M says:

    A few years back, when I was still single, I was on one of those sites. No romance blossomed, but I did meet someone who turned out to be a really good friend, so they get the thumbs up from me.

  2. Forest Pines says:

    Well yes – but it’s disappointing when the person you’ll apparently like best in the country turns out to be someone you already know!

  3. Archel says:

    Well you could look at it in a positive light – you already have a good match as a friend without needing the intervention of a dating site :)

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