I also roped in two girlfriends based in London, who are also single, and in their 30s.They agreed to take on the world of online dating from home in the UK.So, at 35, and still yet to find the right man to marry, would the online dating world be full of desperate souls seeking marriage so their lives could begin?Or maybe I’d turn out to be one of those fortunate ones who shares in their wedding toast, ‘My husband is the best thing I found on the Internet.’For two months I would trial online agencies from my current home in a small town in northern California.After the painstaking process of answering 120 questions, I finally began to get matched.I had selected men in the age range 28–41, and was paired with quite a few.I might ask her for the number of her colourist though.She has nice pink hair’, I reply.team, I agreed to experiment in trying to find love in the cyber world, with all its personality filters: lawn game champion, marathoner, political junkie, health nut, zombie survivalist, tree-hugger, vegan, die-hard carnivore, non-believer in cologne (or deodorant), and finally, but importantly for me, just how much are you a Christian – really?
I’m not sure what I’m more perturbed by – that OKCupid set me up with a woman, or the fact that she was into video gaming.
Over in London, it seemed my girls were having similar problems.
‘I wish I’d burnt my cash and made a video of it on Instagram instead of waste my time on e Harmony,’ shared one friend.
And too many had clearly not left the house for a while.
It began to appear that choosing the ‘spirituality is important’ option was a limitation. And why wouldn’t e Harmony let me search through the men registered for myself?
By end of week two, I had 62 ‘reasonable matches’ (people who were more than a 60% match).