Dating singles in cape town
Suddenly the chances of a jilted lover, ex-boss or old school friend seeing your profile become almost as good as meeting someone you might one day want to introduce to your Facebook friends. That's why, when those first messages started rolling in for surfyogi, 12 in the first 24 hours to be exact, I had a sudden attack of the vulnerabilities.
"I hope to make you laugh, to inspire you to be more courageous and adventurous, to live life fearlessly and freely and to never stop asking why? And in return I hope you do the same for me." On any given day surfyogi could have been "culture vulture" or "creative guru".Not bad odds considering that 6% of the women had a preference for "any man I can get". No doubt they will end up hooking up with the 1.6% of women who claim to be "very beautiful".Not sure that's a preference so much as a default setting. This is according to the rules of natural selection, which will beat an algorithm any day. Back in 2008, when the South African market was just starting to push through social and technological barriers, the industry would have been the size of an Aryan gene pool.It's hard choosing just one angle for your entire life story. The best profile photographs always cover the basics – sexy, sporty and slightly mysterious.Surfing photos show physical ability and put you in a bikini, in Europe or at least Durban (this also shows you travel).Recent statistics coming out of the US seem to support this, adding "income" to their list of exaggerations for men and "physical build" for women.But I started doubting these statistics when I read that 42% of men prefer the "modern career girl" over the "hottie" (24%).This varies between R80 and R150 a month depending on how many months you commit to.It's not as much as the R2 390 that the average online dater spends in the United States every year, but then our numbers don't compare with Europe and the US, where online dating is the norm rather than the exception.I know that we are not 100% compatable [sic] but I just needed to say the following to you." The "following" was a long metaphor that found the most unusual ways to compare surfyogi with an angelic being – from the high school standard, "I thought angels only excist [sic] in heaven", to the saccharine, "hell the men in your town must either be blind or gay to look past a beautifil [sic] smile and angel face like yours." Hell, I wanted to tell Pete that our compatibility pretty much ended with his misspelling "compatable" but instead I let him work out what the site's "matching algorithm" took only seconds to calculate – that we were never going to live happily ever after.In the absence of a Jewish mother or an aunty network, this digital matchmaker works a charm, weighing your wants against their needs to drill down your compatibility to a percentage.