Thursday, September 15, 2022

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World

The dating world, that is. 

When you write a profile, you get to add interests (on Match, at least), and you select from hundreds of available ones. 

I read a profile last week and these were her interests: billiards, card games, darts, chess, circus. 

There was a coherence to those choices until "circus." That's what took it from eccentric to genius. 

I've also noticed that there are an incredible number of women who want to hike the Camino de Santiago (about 500 miles, from France to Spain). It was in a movie or something. It's a pilgrimage to self-discovery, I think. 

I'm not against self-discovery. I try to do a bit of that myself. The problem, though, is when everyone wants to do the same thing. That trail is going to look like Golden Corral at Thanksgiving.

Oh, and if you are on a dating app, here are two very common-sense notes:
1. Do not use a picture that is publicly available on the Web. If it is, anyone can just right-click on the image while in Chrome and find the original source. This means your full name will be exposed, and someone can easily find all your personal information from there. 
2. Do not give out your personal phone number, for the same reason. It's far too easy to find out everything about someone from a cellphone number now. Just block your number when you call. 

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