6 months ago, I ventured into online dating. Signed up for RSVP & the cesspool of sleaze, Oasis Active. Met some cool people that have ended up as friends (always the way), but for the most part am finding the whole thing ineffective.
A few months ago, a friend of mine had the idea to market himself via Facebook ads, which intrigued me… but a tongue-in-cheek comment on Twitter last night has led to me having a stellar idea.
I work with social media. I market online. Why use a dating site? Why not do something that drives real leads to me, that I control? And also pimp my own services as well? Seems win-win.
And, thus… my “find me a soulmate” competition was born.
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The person who introduces me to “the one”, will get an iPad, or $500 cash (Added: $AUD).
The people who retweet/share on Facebook will go into the draw to win an iPad.
Clarification: Yes. If you introduce yourself and ask me out and I marry you… you get an iPad.
Location: Perth, Western Australia.
Relationship status: Separated, divorce final in a month.
Appearance: chubby but ok looking. “Hot” to some but I don’t believe it.
Education: lots, ongoing and crazy smart.
Geekiness: I can fix your computer, love my iPhone but not much of a gamer.
Music: My life. I play guitar & love recording.
Books: Love reading, but don’t get much time. Love Ben Elton and Nick Hornby. And Twilight can suck my arse.
Exercise: As much as possible, but not as much as I should!
Health: Lupus (managed).
Interests: Music, Neuroscience/Medicine (studying Biomed), design, funky things, pretty things, people watching.
Children: I have 3 children on weekends.
Politics: Left wing cynic, generally jaded.
Alcohol: I like a glass of wine or 2. No alcoholics please.
Smoking: sometimes, but rarely.
Astrology: Aries, Pisces rising. Venus in Pisces. I am a goat/sheep in Chinese Astrology.
Religion: “Culturally Roman Catholic”, but not religious. Philosophical.
Love Language: 6 – Words of Affirmation; 7 – Quality Time; 7 – Receiving Gifts; 3 – Acts of Service; 7 – Physical Touch;
Family: Estranged from most, including parents. Mother’s extended family still in my life. Love my sister.
What I am attracted to: over 5’10″. Not a bogan. Educated but not pretentious. Funny & relaxed, but ambitious. Professionals desirable. I like Meditteraneans and “exotic” men. err…?
Some background blog posts:
It has been noted by a commenter on Gizmodo that I should also acknowledge the Android. Sure, why not. As to whether I’d date an Android fan, well…