Cammy has inspired me to go on match.com. Actually, I was on it a long time ago in my early-mid twenties but didn't have a huge amount of success with it and went on other sites for awhile. Some of you may remember awhile back, I mentioned KH and going out on a date with him. We corresponded since then, but it just seemed to fizzle out. I don't know whether he was looking for something different, I wasn't what he expected, etc. The correspondences we've had have all been brief with a good amount of time in between. I take a cue from there and move on. It's not a huge loss as I hadn't invested a lot into the relationship, and I figure there must be someone better out there for me.
I put my profile up on match this afternoon. Since I was on my netbook which has no pictures of myself nor hardly any pictures at all, I waited to upload one from my desktop. Then, this evening, much to my surprise someone already "winked" at me and sent me an e-mail. Seriously, my profile is pretty bare bones compared to some of the novels on other people's profiles, so I really did not expect any hits whatsoever. I know bad Tiptoe, you're already just self-sabotaging yourself!
Now, I'm debating whether to put a picture up. I think it would be a very fun experiment to see how many people read my profile and/or winked or e-mailed me. This way, there is nothing based on superficial-ism, though of course I know the rate is low statistically in finding someone when there is no profile picture. Anyone, however, who is looking at my profile does know my ethnicity, and honestly, I think a lot of people have a stereotypical view of what an Asian woman looks like, though of course there are many differences.
The bad thing with all this is that whoever may e-mail me, I have to subscribe to view it. Then, there could be the weird question of why I had no picture up. That could lead to awkwardness in saying this was an experiment. Of course, there is always the option of e-mailing them my picture later.
So, what are people's thoughts? I'll probably make another poll of this just because I think it's a fun way to interact with my blogger readers.
Note: *Just in the span of writing this e-mail, I had another "wink." I'm also not really insecure in terms of a pic being up or not, I have at any other dating site I've joined. I'm just really curious if this would work or not. Even though I know physical chemistry is a fact of life and there has to be some of that to make some connection, I guess I get tired of that being what is the first or only thing someone sees. I'd rather make a good first impression by my personality than on my face alone.