I feel like I can't give an impartial review, and here's why:
- I tried it on a whim,
- I really don't give a damn if I meet someone or not, and
- My ulterior motive is writing material or a funny story or two for dinner parties.
That being said- I can't decide if I am awesome or the biggest loser ever (in the improper noun sort of way- not in the Capitalized/ Jillian Michaels And Allison Sweeny Just Handed Me A Grand Prize Of $250,000 sort of way.) I hear complaints from various friends about not receiving enough matches, or not getting any dates from the 2 particular sites that I have joined (the other shall remain nameless to keep my last shred of dignity somewhat intact-ish). Me, however- I get plenty of matches. These matches have included gems such as:
- A cattle farmer
- An avid self-help book reader and collector (Grrreeeat)
- Men who I consider "geographically challenged"
- A couple of guys who, judging from their pictures, I am pretty sure had parents who were related
- Fatties. eHarmony clearly didn't listen to my particular deal-breakers.
- And this one guy who sent a message to introduce himself with the subject, "Let's F@ck." Except he didn't use a euphamistic symbol. And he didn't actually introduce himself. That's all there was to it.
My initial screening process is twofold: once through where I am too nice, and then through the list again later, armed with chardonnay and a girlfriend to make the harsher but inevitable cuts. I haven't met anyone yet, but I am working on being less judgmental.