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Name: Desperate meeting.
Age: Centuries old, though revealing despair is traditionally ill-advised.
Appearance: The opposite of playing hard to get.
Is it some kind of new philosophy? It’s actually a new website, called Desperate.Dating.
And his for the desperate? It’s for anyone who’s been single for three years or more, but that’s not a rule of the site.
What are the site rules? The main rule is to forget the old rules of online dating.
What was they? Any cool game strategy: avoid double texts, show little enthusiasm, pretend to be busy.
I guess acting like you’re not interested could be seen as counterproductive. Still, the common advice for online dating is to keep it cool: never reply to a message with a longer message, don’t be too nice, complain about being single, or offer too many plans. long in advance.
And everything that comes out the window here? Precisely. The application is reserved for enthusiasts and super-available.
The desperate, in other words. You say it like it’s a bad thing.
That is, famous. Not now. The website wants to help you find someone as needy as you, as quickly as possible.
How do they want to do this? There’s a one-click “Desperate button” that immediately alerts potential partners to your interest.
Do people sign up for this? GOOD, 2,400 people have already signed up and the site only launches on Valentine’s Day.
Ah, the Waterloo of desperate daters. Whose idea was this? It’s the brainchild of a software developer, David Minns, who self-filed The Niche Online Dating ManMT.
Does he have any other dating sites? He is the founder of the gamer dating site Joystick and 20 Dating, an app where you can only meet people who are 20 or younger.
Pretty niche. But I foresee a problem with the set idea. What is this?
While the desperate may be desperate to date, they are not necessarily desperate to date the desperate. It’s the old way of thinking. Why couldn’t desperate singles find each other without having to sift through endless profiles of time-wasters and show-offs?
You seem to rule out the possibility that some people are desperate because they are awful. Are you flirting with me?
No. You are. Do you have any plans for February 14?
Say: “Let’s cut to the chase – if you have opposable thumbs, I think we can make this work.”
Do not tell : “Marry me!”