You continue to have really bad online dating experiences, only to return to online dating again and again. You refuse to quit your account, despite only meeting a bunch of weirdos. You keep going out with the same types of terrible people, only to blame them for being terrible. Are you going about this the wrong way?
Probably. In fact, you either need to rethink your strategy or... well... get realistic.
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If the latter is more up your alley, there's a new site for vous. Impersonals.net brings you the worst of online dating... on purpose.
The site is built as an offshoot of the love stinks-themed blog LoveInTheDumps.com. The dating portion of the site is a little rough, but essentially gives a "maladjusted male" or "flawed female" the chance to find many things (including high fives) with another "maladjusted male" or "flawed female." That's right. This site aims to help you continue bringing your brand of dysfunction into someone else's life. Online Dating Red Flags
Beyond being able to find someone who is never, ever going to make your life better, the site offers many other ways to embarrass and debase one's self, including: "kwizzes" with answers that'll make you miss Garbage Pail Kids; colossal date fails that can best be described as schadenfreude fodder; and first-person essays that could warrant their own reality shows.
The site's founder, Matt Brand, says the following of his product: "While being a fully functional dating site, Impersonals is a parody of the genre: instead of describing their positive attributes, members are encouraged to write about their shortcomings; instead of a wink, users can send an 'ass pinch' to let someone know they're interested." The site seeks to match people up who have a sense of humor and don't take themselves too seriously."
In general, the graphic treatment is pretty no-frills, which fits with the site's ethos. And they're still building their content library. Which brings us to Impersonals.net's main thrust: dating. They have a system that rewards active users with "Ducats." These Ducats give you the ability to interact with other users, and are meant to keep out trolls, etc.
For the most part, the site covers the basics (and it's free), but it'll need a few months to grow a strong base of users to be of real utility. The problem that the site will likely suffer from is that, despite claiming to have a sense of humor, most people don't really "get" satire, and most people have a huge problem not taking themselves seriously. Is it possible for a niche dating site to be too niche? Online Dating Goes Uber-Niche
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If you're into online dating, live in a big city and things haven't worked out yet, you should give it a looksie. It's free and you may bump into the goofball of your life.
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