Online dating for intelligent
Instead, I stand at the window and lower it down to them in a basket. Well, technically, Jane Austen was the zombie killer, not Dickinson, but close enough.
There were also emails from men who were utterly confused, who wrote things like, “Why?
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We laughed, and then went on discussing our own dating disasters.
For the next week or so, I went about my business as usual, but this Emily Dickinson idea wouldn’t go away. It would be an interesting art project, if nothing else.
Then, right before I deactivated my account, a guy I knew from my real Ok Cupid profile “liked” my Emily page. He wrote back, “You are so messed up.”I rest my case.
” and “I don’t get it.” One 22-year-old guy questioned me about my profile pictures, two 19th-century photographs of Dickinson: But, for me, the most intriguing emails came from men who treated me like I was just an ordinary single lady, lookin’ for love. Every woman who has participated in online dating knows them.
A man sends you an email that reads, “Hi, I’m John” or “Hi, I’d like to get to know you.” The messages aren’t offensive. A “Hi” message is equivalent to saying, “Hey, I didn’t read your profile and I don’t care about your brain or your personality, but we should go out sometime.”Emily got those emails as well, which I found really interesting.
I didn’t want to be the sort of woman who spends her entire life talking about boys.
Emily Dickinson, for example.”Emily Dickinson has long been my go-to gal amongst my single lady heroes.
I was lost in the wormhole of online dating, and if I didn’t end the experiment, I would never leave the house again.