This is a record of text content from messages I receive on my OKCupid account - the account is based on what I would normally write in an account, except my gender is set to female and the image is a stock image that matched my best guess at a female version of me (in some alternate universe.) Please see the first post, "Statement," for more info.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Hi there, I found your profile (and your photo!) very appealing. I was wondering whether you'd like to talk sometime. Have a great night, P.
Hey. You seem as spontaneous and nerdy as I am. Whenever I go on the internet I find myself with endless tabs of random stimulating nonsense. If you do that too I think you'll be very easy to talk to :D
Helloo goofy goo, how are you? (did that rhyme? :)) Just bumped into your profile through Quickmatch. You sound like an interesting person, loved your style of writing, very simple and funny. Kudos! I moved here recently, and am looking for platonic friends! Can you use a new friend buddy? Glance through my profile may be, and if anything makes you laugh, drop me a Hello or some hint! :)
Finished college (like 3 years ago too) and "looking into grad school" as well. But we know what that really means. It means we're still looking for that thing that can get us out of bed, every day, and give us some sense of fulfillment.
I graduated with a degree in biology, didn't really want to do 4 more years of school. Been doin my own sort of science thing, if you ever want to meet up and talk shit or talk shop, lemme know.
Hi, how are you? I really liked your profile….especially that you seem super active. Me too! Anyways, I'd definitely love an opportunity to get to know you better. How was your weekend….anything fun? How's your week been so far?
Hey what's up? I'm pretty new to the site and ran across your profile, figured if say hi. I know you can see any pics of me, I didn't feel comfortable posting them out in the open on the site. I can definitely share pics with you though. If you're interested, hit me back and we can talk some more.
Well the first thing I need to say is that you're absolutely gorgeous! For starters my name is ------ and I'm drummer in an indie rock band and MUSIC is my passion. I'm also a HUGE art admirer and my Instagram is full of street art pics that I take all around the city. I also love checking out new restaurants and exploring the city. So with that said would you be down for hanging out some time?
This is a record of text content from messages I receive on my OKCupid account - the account is based on what I would normally write in an account, except my gender is set to female and the image is a stock image that matched my best guess at a female version of me (in some alternate universe.)
I never respond to the messages, and I never include any of the information about the sender.
The title is called a dataplay because it's not really an experiment, because I have no hypothesis, method, etc. and it's not just a series of random observations, because I have limited many of the parameters of the data I'm receiving, and it's definitely play, because the data will probably be skewed, subjective, and lacking in any qualitative or quantitative merit.
The blog started after my girlfriend had complained (rightfully so) about all the weird unwanted attention she has to deal with from dudes everyday. By unwanted, I mean sexually aggressive or insulting in nature, not just hellos or things meant to start casual conversation between two people. I understood and empathized, but could never really know what she meant. I decided to find out for myself - although it is an imperfect model for the reality of being a girl, I think it will at least give me a glimpse.