Posted in Starting Something New

‘Who knows what a date might lead to…?’

This is the strapline Match.com use for their TV advert. It features a young male and female prancing round corn fields, making crop circles, akin to those in Signs:

Aside from the obvious issue that I wouldn’t class making crop circles as a viable first date, and this activity is totally impractical in England, what the advert could really do with explaining is how these two even managed to find each other on Match.com.

As my membership on Match draws to a close, I think what a waste of money it was. I seemed to have paid £20 to have a boring conversation with one man about his job and to be incessantly ‘winked at’ by an array of unattractive, older men.

Match.com offers plenty of ways to start interacting with a potential ‘match’ – yet this may be it’s biggest downfall. Not only does it take a few days to get used to the site and to understand what every button does, but it also encourages laziness. The website promotes a wink as cheeky, but it’s really just plain lazy. It offers a ‘Daily 6’ – which is basically a rip-off from Tinder. If you express interest in one of these 6, then they are automatically added to your favourites.

    The Daily 6 function also claims to learn your preferences in a man – this is a lie. According to Daily 6, I’m only interested in 20 year olds….

Maybe I’m being fussy
Or
Maybe the men on Match.com are desperate. Is paying for a site in itself desperate?

    Am I desperate?

God I hope not.

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