I saved these screenshots a long time ago but was clearing out some stuff on my computer tonight – okay, to be honest I was making sure I didn’t have any cock shots or naked selfies in my “2014 Photos” folder on my computer. I moved them elsewhere 😉
Moving right along…
I had saved these because they made me laugh. And also made me wonder if Match.com was some big fucking conspiracy to mess with me. You see, on all the other dating sites I was on, you had an option to hide someone from your matches, or block them, so you didn’t have to be reminded of one who got away, or who was a complete asshole or weirdo.
But nope! Not Match! Here’s proof. And really…I still think the algorithm was out to get me.
Here is an email telling me that the hot actor who dissed me (right at the top!!) as well as the old friend who was the MC at my wedding (a new recommendation!), would be good for me. Really?
And then, of course, are the ones who just keep on coming back. I wrote a whole set of posts about a guy known as the Cook…and months later, Match decided to put him forward for me. Even though we didn’t even meet on the site. Of course he also showed up in the “look who has looked at you!” email. Sigh.
And, let’s not forget the guy who didn’t respond to emails from me on either this site or another one (no, I’m not a stalker…I made a joke that he showed up in my top 10 list twice), and ended up going on some dates with a close girlfriend. She said he was a sloppy kisser and I guess he still wasn’t successful, months later.
But all is not lost, because from this advertisement I received from Match, it looks like all the men there are clones of one another. Am I the only one that thought it was kinda creepy?
The only “new matches” email you can’t fully get rid of is Plenty of Fish…but at least they just tempt you with “you have new matches!” so you can’t see anyone coming back like a bad rash, and they are easy to delete.
I finally remembered a couple of months ago to turn off the annoying Match.com emails, although it does diminish the comedic value. Everyone told me Match would be good because it wasn’t a free site so therefore you would get “quality” guys. But that certainly wasn’t my experience.
The last thing you need is a constant reminder of guys who treated you badly, or who creeped you out, or you are otherwise trying to ignore. Don’t get me started on the other emails that you receive once you let your paid subscription lapse. Actually, that’s probably worth writing about. Back to you shortly!