Thursday, April 15, 2010

From the "If it ain't broke" Dept.

Husband (after watching eHarmony ad): "So, what if we both signed up for eHarmony and they didn`t match us up with each other?"


Me: "Well, that's why we're not going to sign up for eHarmony."



Blogger Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

When i was heading off for college freshman year, they sent a detailed questionnaire to help them with roommate assignment. Lifestyle, tastes, religion, politics. And even ways to weight factors as top, mid and low priority. Hardly any pairups turned out all that harmonious, and i had made my top-priority request NO smokers - bold, underlined - but got a roomie who smoked like a furnace.

We did however notice that almost all roommate pairs were, coincidentally, of similar height and weight. Somebody said she'd heard from somebody in the office (Yeah, strictly rumor) that they ignored the other data, and instead paired us up so we could borrow each others' clothes.

Probably bull, but the height/weight thing was almost uncanny. And i've been skeptical of matching services ever since.

10:42 p.m.  
Blogger Brent McKee said...

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4:54 a.m.  
Blogger Brent McKee said...

A few years after my brother's divorce he tried one of these sites - in fact I think it may have been e-Harmony. He was matched with someone there, thought he was in love, moved from Saskatoon to Vancouver for her. I don't want to tell you how big a disaster it was but he got married last weekend and it wasn't to someone he met online. It was to someone who is a lot better fit for him than his "perfect" matchmaking site match.

4:55 a.m.  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

Hilarious....Nostalgic for the Pleistocene's college revealed the secret to why so many of those arranged pairings bomb out...people look at one or two factors and ignore the rest. However, my former boss met her future (now present) husband on, and they are very happy. Go figure.

Meanwhile, me, myself, and I are very happy here in our menage a trois....we met at an early age, long before mass communication other than newspapers and radio, and have been together since. One of us, and I won't say WHO, drinks way too much and eats all the chocolate!!

9:08 a.m.  
Blogger Charles LeBlanc said...

By the way?

Happy Late Bonne Fete!!


12:22 a.m.  
Blogger Mike Peterson said...

I knew a biker back in 1969 who signed up for one of the first computer dating services -- still on punch cards back then. We were laughing at him, but he said, "Hey, I said I wanted a good-looking girl who believed in sex on a first date!" They did match him with somebody, but I'm not sure it was because everything was compatible. I think they just didn't have enough people to refine it very much. But she was cute, if a little young. (I think he was 20 and she was 16 or 17.) They went out about four or five times and then she introduced him to her parents and they sent her to live on a kibbutz for a year. (True story!)

8:17 a.m.  
Blogger ronnie said...

Excellent comments everyone! Just goes to show outside matching is an imperfect science even when it's allegedly science.

Charles, merci beaucoup mais tu es en avance! C'est la semaine prochaine. ;)

Mike, the fact that they not only sent her away but sent her to a kibbutz of all places is the cherry on top of that story...

8:18 p.m.  
Anonymous Sister said...

Actually, I find it funny to think that eHarmony would NOT match you two up.


6:17 p.m.  

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