My animosity towards match.com has been well documented, although I never did delve into the results from my use of the service – mostly because no one gives a shit, it’s depressing, and now moot. To be as succinct as possible and recap almost a decade on and off the dating site, it boiled down to cycle of sending about four dozen emails, getting four responses, going on dates for a few weeks until the very last embers of a romantic flame were extinguished, swearing off the process for a few months, then repeating it in its entirety. This happened like, 27 times total. The actual definition of insanity, essentially.
What I always was frustrated by the most was the first part of the process – why did I get responses from only 10% of the women I contacted? I actually put some thought and wit into the messages (and if you’re reading this, you’ve clearly bought in to my charm *wink*), and I like to think I correctly assessed myself as an average looking man, trying to not go out of my league in the looks department when messaging someone.