So probably some of you know about this, but there's this new online dating service out called datemyschool which creates a little selective dating pool out of those who share the same *.edu domains.
I'll just say this straight up, I don't like the idea of online dating. Something about it just rubs me the wrong way. This is completely irrational and prejudiced but it just doesn't do it for me. I have a friend who met his long-term girlfriend through an online dating service, and I don't like her. She's like the instant TV dinner version of the person I think he could be dating. Also, I'm a terrible person.
However, something about dating someone I share something pretty big in common already appeals to me. Maybe it's a failure of imagination, but it feels safer and more comforting somehow. So, this girl "anonymously" invited me to this service. Now I'm almost 100% sure who it is, and she's someone that I wouldn't mind dating. But, I would need to join in order to be certain.
Something about this just strikes me as a really terrible idea, but I can't put my finger on it. Can anyone persuade or dissuade me otherwise?