Dater’s Index

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

By Emily McDowell, this recounting of dates initiated by the internet is funny. Fittingly posted on Valentine’s Day, a sample:

Estimated percentage of profiles containing the description “fun-loving”: 80

Estimated percentage of people who do not actually love fun: 0

Estimated percentage of single people in Los Angeles who both work and play hard: 85

Estimated number of times I rewrote my profile: 7

Estimated number of times I wore the same dress on first dates: 28

Estimated number of times I switched my own “body type” check box: 12


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