The art of reading  

DragonPack 46M/40F
23 posts
6/12/2006 11:16 am

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8/1/2007 12:13 pm

The art of reading

Ever wondered, why people set up detailed profiles?

No, it's not a trick question, but something we increasingly wonder about: what good is a profile if people obviously can't read?

Guys! (And yes, it's almost always the guys...) There's more than just the pictures!

Yes, we hear you say, there are "compatibility score" and "mutual match" -- and right you are. But did you ever care to read all that stuff on the right side of a profile? Numbers and checkboxes can be so misleading...

Of course, there's the fair bunch of people who say "what the heck, I'll take my chances anyway". Might succeed (though not with us), and is at least honest.

But what is it with those people who claim to have read the entire profile and (funnily often enough after flirting with their high level of education) coming to the conclusion, that they're our perfect match -- although their profile reads like the complete opposite of what we're searching for.

Just today it happened again. Someone contacting us, claiming that he (sic!) read our interesting, attractive profile -- well, thanks for the flowers! -- and thinks that he is just what we're looking for.

Maybe we overdid it, and our profile text is way too long. Maybe we're just too wordy. Maybe we should have used more paragraphs.

Like one per sentence.

Oh, wait a minute. We already did that for the vital parts, which are even printed in bold colors.

So what is it?

Or are we just too old-fashioned to believe that "reading" also involves "understanding"?

Honestly: we don't bite, although this bitching blog entry today might look a tad different. If you want to get to know us, want to chat -- fine. Be our guest. Just fire up an IMC page, write a mail, drop a few lines in our blog.

But don't claim that you're exactly what we're searching for if you can clearly see from our profile that you aren't.

imLadyBambi 59M/51F

6/12/2006 9:18 pm

Oh the irony...

Your blog was so very well written, your point so well stated, and the message so poignant. The problem is, the idiots who need this message are the very ones who are incapable of understanding the message. Do you see the irony?

Lady Bambi

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