I decided to do an experiment.
The first sentence in my profile is Please read the “You should message me if” section before messaging.
The You Should Message Me If part says, . . . you are liberal (especially socially), smart, sexy, secure in yourself, funny, appreciative of smart and funny women, and a nonsmoker. No long distance, please. (If you’re a difficult/long drive away, it’s not gonna happen.)
This site isn’t connected to my phone, so I’m not really available to chat; instead, I come online once or twice a day to read and answer messages. So tell me something about yourself or ask me a question or tell me a dating horror story–I love those. If we find we have things to talk about, we’ll set up a meet. (If you’re the type of guy who needs to text a girl every three minutes and have her text you back right away, I’m probably not the girl for you.)
I’m only likely to answer if you’ve answered plenty of OKC’s questions (I don’t want to have to ask you if you’re jealous, if you’re homophobic, if you don’t believe in dinosaurs, etc. when OKC can ask you for me), if you have a picture, if you’ve said more than just “hi”/”good morning”/etc. in your message, and if you’ve filled out your profile with more than “ask me” or the equivalent.
The experiment: for a day, call people on obviously not reading.
Man 1 only said this on his profile: A loving and caring man.
He had answered 25 questions. Based on that, we are 35% NOT suited for each other.
Him: hello,how are you doing?
Me: I don’t think you read my profile.
what makes you think that way
Me: Because I don’t think you’ve read the “message me if” part at all–you’re basically doing everything I said not to do.
Me: Not trying to be–just being honest. Anyway, I hope you find what you’re looking for. Have a good night.
More results of the experiment to follow.