As if Online Dating isn't Geeky Enough
I recently made the decision to try out an online dating service. Young professionals are hard to come by in our neck of the woods and, hey, I do everything online from shopping to banking and even ordering out, so why not date too?
Your "geekdar" should be going off right about now, but wait, it gets worse. Shortly after setting up my account I began browsing profiles and came across an attractive woman who had, very unfortunately, chosen to fill out her entire profile in all caps. I instantly and unceremoniously purged her smiling profile from my match results forever. In the milliseconds before clicking the delete button my mind's eye saw the entire relationship with the all caps woman unfold. I could only imagine that if she had been able to choose Comic Sans in a particularly bright shade of magenta she would have done so. This type of woman obviously needs attention, probably stemming from self-esteem issues as a child. Her resulting jealousy and paranoia would most likely ruin the relationship. In the end her underlying abandonment issues would give way to her aggressive alter ego and I would eventually find a bunny bubbling away in a pot on the stove. Later, I sat and wondered how seeing a profile in all caps could cause my mind to formulate such wild generalizations and I felt bad for completely ignoring someone who is most likely a very well balanced and rational individual. Typing in all caps is so reviled in our line of work that it has permanently affected my online personal life. It doesn't get much geekier than that.