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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"I Can Do Better Than You!"

I read this on The Huffington Post yesterday and had to blog about it. This is insane! Much thanks to Catharine Smith for writing about this! It brings the online dating world to a yet another new dimension.

Next time you meet Mr. Right Now from Match and that little nagging voice in the back of your brain is telling he's just not your caliber of hotness, snap a pic with your iPhone and post it up on CanDoBetter.com. Here, people will help you decide if you can, indeed, do better.

The thing that I don't understand is that site is calling itself a dating sight. Social Networking, fine, but dating site? Um, no.

According to CNN Money, 'Single men and women can upload pictures of a possible dating partner and get recommendations from users about their possible suitor.'

Again, I'm a bit confused. While I have a tendency for dating hot, yet emotionally unavailable men, isn't beauty in the eye of the beholder? For example, when I was 6 I asked my mom how ugly people got married. (Yes, I was already quite bitchy and turning into a Lindsay Lohan Mean Girl before my parents very eyes!) Despite my rude question, my mom told me that everyone has different tastes in who they are going to marry and that I probably won't like the same guys as my sisters or friends. Shocker! My mom was right. I love my brother-in-laws, but would I walk up to either of them in a bar? Probably not.

The quote from the CEO of www.candobetter.com really cracks me up though... "We understand singles are searching for quality, not quantity, and CanDoBetter.com increases the odds of finding a suitable dating partner."

In LA's dating terms... people will always think you can do better with the hot, out of work actor who has no money, is in his early 30s, can't go out a night because he is bartending and lives with 5 other guys in Hollywood, but will shun the cute, nerdy yet creative advertising guy who can afford his own apt and a nice dinner out.

So, if you really care what others think of you when you're walking down the street, this site is for you. If you care about who you are getting naked with, then I would pass.

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