Gizmodo online dating profile
In reality, her predatory and trollish behaviour makes her the creepy one.
First of all, let me say up front that I totally buy the stigma associated with online dating.
Instead, Alyssa describes going home to Google Jon and uncovers just how renowned he is for his Magic world title.
The intent of the essay, as an italicized intro from, I assume, the editor, states, is to show that “judging people on shallow stuff is human nature, and the magic and absurdity of online dating is how immediately and directly it throws that into relief.” That “one person’s Magic is another person’s fingernail biting.” This notation — and I generally think that stories which apologize for their tone (in this case “mean”) in advance, need to be reedited — seeks to justify what is a rather cruel conclusion to Alyssa’s version of her and Jon’s brief love story; Alyssa judges the hell out of Jon for his hobby and critiques online dating in general because “no profile in the world is comprehensive enough to highlight every person’s peccadillo, or anticipate the inane biases that each of us lugs around.” I don’t actually disagree with the latter.
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You managed to reinforce a stereotype that some of us have worked so hard to disassociate ourselves with.
Alyssa and Jon’s first date — during which, Alyssa notes, Jon takes her to see a one-man show based on serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s life story — is clearly immediately spoiled by the fact that Jon’s hobby is terribly uncool in Alyssa’s eyes.
She deems their time “unromantic” and you would think that would be the end of it; that Alyssa and Jon would go their separate ways in life.
As you suggested, being so shallow that you couldn't see past his world title led you to make the truth look like fiction.
If you walked away from the second date thinking that he was nothing more than "a champion dweeb in hedge funder's clothing", then that's your fault.