Friday, January 19, 2007

Back in the Saddle

So I'd started a post about how tired I am and what a shitty mood I'm in. Bah. I'm tired. I'm in a shitty mood. I feel kind of sick. My back hurts. My physio exercises are frustrating because I don't know if I'm doing them right. Who wants to read about that? Bah. Bah.

Instead, I will introduce you to OKCupid, my new favourite way to waste time. It involves finding people to date and taking quizzes. If it contained a reference guide to common grammatical error in English, it would be my favourite thing ever. And it classified me as a "Dirty Little Secret": Innocent but fundamentally sexual, like the word "finger". That pleased me.

Here's my personality in full: www.okcupid.com/personality....

The site has a bazillion questions you can answer and almost as many tests to take, and then some magic in the form of algorithms runs around in the back engine and matches you up with people who have the same interests, etc. It actually seems pretty accurate, if only because I either recognize or know a whack of the people who are my matches in Ottawa. Because our interests are matched, natch.

What I really like about the site though, is that it's for boys and girls. Gay and straight and those of us in between. It means I don't have to be on a "looking for boys" site and have to worry that some boy is going to think I'm a labatt's lesbian and not a dyke. I don't have to be on a "looking for girls" site and feel defensively proud of the fact I like fucking boys. All my neuroses get cut off at the pass. I can just say I'm bisexual and I'll date people who want to date bisexuals. And all y'all who don't can go fuck other people.

I like that.

Okay, I'm in a better mood now.

7 comments:

Asteroidea Press said...

Umm, SLM, I rejected your comment by mistake. So here it is

"You realize, of course, that now everyone you know has to post their results ...
"The Loverboy": http://www.okcupid.com/personality?type=RGLM&g=1&o=1"

Uh, sorry.

Asteroidea Press said...

Oh, and of course!

Everyone I know has to post their results!

Anonymous said...

I thought I'd give it a try but the results kinda suck. There were so many questions where I wanted to answer sometimes or maybe or none of the above but couldn't so i'm...
The Sudden Departure
Random Brutal Love Master (RBLMf)

Now, it may be true that I can be fickle (random) and make decisions more quickly than some (brutal) but does that make me such a bad person?

xo
shelley

Amanda said...

i was on that for a while but i'm too old for it. it was a bit disquieting when 16 year old boys from italy kept hitting on me.

Anonymous said...

Here's me:

The Window Shopper
Random Gentle Love Dreamer (RGLDf)

Loving, hopeful, open. Likely to carry on an romance from afar. You are The Window Shopper.

You take love as opportunities come, which can lead to a high-anxiety, but high-flying romantic life. You're a genuinely sweet person, not saccharine at all, so it's likely that the relationships you have had and will have will be happy ones. You've had a fair amount of love experience for your age, and there'll be much more to come.

Part of why we know this is that, of all female types, you are the most prone to sudden, ferocious crushes. Your results indicate that you're especially capable of obsessing over a guy you just met. Obviously, passion like this makes for an intense existence. It can also make for soul-destroying letdowns.

Your ideal match is someone who'll love you back with equal fire, and someone you've grown to love slowly. A self-involved or pessimistic man is especially bad. Though you're drawn to them, avoid artists at all costs.

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I think mine's a pretty good analysis, but I'm going to have to ignore the "avoid artists" part. not giving 'em up, no way.

also, I really like the "bad/inappropriate" photo section on the front page. so funny!

Charles said...

I've been hanging out on OKCupid for ages. The tests amuse me when I'm in a holding pattern doing tech support, and keep me from reaching through the phone and....

Anyway I've been many things as they 'tuned' their test but right now I'm "The Vapor Trail"

Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Apparently I'm 'The Sonnet'... Deliberate Gentle Love Dreamer. Shockingly, I'm supposed to avoid 'The Last Man on Earth' (duh), and my absolute opposite is Genghis Khunt. Haha. And babies love me, from the tippy-top of their baby skulls. Fittingly, the picture of this personality type is sitting next to a bottle of wine.

Oh, yes please.