Thursday, December 23, 2010

Let's Play Matchmaker

The biggest hurdle sites like face is that people have an incentive to paint an overly favorable picture of themselves. You’ll get fewer responses if you mention you have a fear of commitment, but it’s harder to find other people who have trouble settling down when you can’t advertise that facet of your personality.

Because of this, we’d like to try a matchmaking experiment in the DC area. It works like this: you email in your responses to the ten questions below (to, and we’ll match you up with someone we think you’d like.

1.     Do you have any post-secondary degrees (i.e., anything higher than high school diploma)? If so, from where and in what subject(s)?
2.     Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
3.     If you didn’t have to work for a living, what would you spend your days doing?
4.     Describe your most recent relationship.
5.     What are you looking for in a partner?
6.     Why have your last three relationships failed?
7.     What are you most proud of?
8.     If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
9.     What could you spend all day talking about?
10. What could you spend all day listening to?
11. Anything else you want us to know?

Entries will remain strictly anonymous, but if you’re super paranoid you can send in the first round of responses from a fake email address. If we think you’d make a good match, we’ll ask you for a picture. Neither the picture nor your answers will be shared with the person we match you up with. We’ll e-troduce you (awww) and leave it up to you guys to schedule the first date. After the first date, we’ll ask you to send us a write-up of how the date went (what worked and what didn’t) and whether or not you’d see the person again (and why). No write-ups will be published, but we may use some of your insights in an upcoming post, but any identifying details will be disguised beyond recognition (if you want proof, ask our friends, whose love lives we’ve been writing about for more than a year now).

The more brutally honest you are, the easier it’ll be to match you up (and remember—no one else is going to see your responses).

For the time being, we’re going to limit entries to the DC area (sorry Bmore).

Happy hunting!

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of this... I'm going to have a serious debate about doing this.