Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hey, there's an app for that

It's bad enough I've had to start carrying a "smart phone" to keep up with emails and the social media crap my assistant is forcing on me. But now I'm questioning whether technology is worth the hype.

Check out this question from "Fred" who asks:
"I've downloaded some online dating apps to my phone and have seen a few chicks I'd like to ask out, but how do I know if they're telling the truth on their profile?" 

You can't.

I'm well aware that plain old sex is available with just a few clicks of your iPhone - and I'm not talking about the vibration app you think is hidden from your home screen. But if you're looking beyond anatomy, you're going to need more than a quickie click.

I'm sure there are a few honest online daters out there, but based on the flood of questions re-routed to my inbox, I'd say they're few and far between.

The lie typically starts with the profile pic. Even if the photograph is real, it's unlikely to be an accurate representation of the person right now. And based on that likely false image, your brain starts filling in details...wow, she has a great smile, I bet she eats healthy. Maybe she's a vegetarian. I'm a vegetarian! And I like to cook...so maybe SHE likes to cook. We could cook together. Clearly, she's PERFECT for me.

See where I'm going with that?

In reality, she could be a serial killer, carnivore who eats her victims while enjoying a nice bottle of merlot. Those perfect teeth? She's probably married to a dentist.

Either way, you're not going to sleuth that information from a profile pic. My advice? Meet in a public place, and ask for back-up documentation. After the profile pic, the second biggest lie is age. Sure it's just a number, but it could be the difference between jail time or a senior's discount at the diner. If she won't show her driver's license, run.

I know, love bites.

- Jagger


  1. Hahaha. Hi, how are you? Nice to meet you... can I see your driver's license? KTHX.

    People are scheisty.

  2. I'm one of the honest daters. My pic is current, no frills, snapped in my iPhone and I've no reason to lie about my age. Other people are very surprised with how honest I am. I don't understand why you wouldn't be! Who wants to develop a connection based on lies?

  3. I have an Iphone but I rather have an ordinary cell phone.


  4. Keep telling it like it is, Jagger! I love it!