Monday, July 23, 2012
Why I'd Rather Be Single Than Meet Someone Online
This is actually horrifying. A woman named Diana came forward to TMZ (though that seems an odd choice of media to turn to) that the popular dating site Match.com sent her a suggestion of the profile for James Holmes, the man believed to be responsible for the Colorado movie theatre shooting. The suggestion was sent to her less than a day after the shootings. James aka Classic_Jim apparently hadn't visited the site in the last 24 hours, so it clearly had been created before. His profile also has the same tagline from James' adultfinder.com profile -- "Will you visit me in prison?" While his Match.com profile speaks of some of his interests and favorite things, including movies like Dumb and Dumber and Star Wars, his adultfinder.com profile was quite racy and described his genitals and said he was looking for a fling or casual sex-maybe even with a group.
There has been much talk about the risks of online dating sites. And Match.com does screen daters with the U.S. National Sex Offender Registry, but that wouldn't have protected you from being sucked into a date with this seemingly normal crazy man.
As much as I feel scared about ending up alone and a crazy cat lady, I'm more scared about ending up with whatever Match.com may have to offer. This justifies my fears. Thanks Match.com for making all of us single ladies feel better about our chances of finding love. I'm going to go cuddle with my cat.