Molly Roth made a comic out of one of my okcupid messages, check it out.
I can’t help but wonder how significantly the MTV show, CATFISH, colored his guy’s perception of online dating when he wrote this message. Or, did he believe that suggesting this woman’s profile could be a catfish scenario would be a fun, creative way into her pants? Was the bet real?
Living in NYC, I naively assumed that people eschew major “cat fishing” since meeting new people can be genuinely difficult and a potential beaux will probably be less open to casual conversation over that milkshake with you at the soda fountain on Date One if you’re not more or less who you claim to be on the internet. But what do I know, really?
As it goes with so many misguided OKCupid messages, I walked away after reading this one with more questions than anything else. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.
Major thanks to Gabi Snurb for contributing to this OKComix post!
After the cut: find the original message & Gabi’s response.