Undateable Photos via eHarmony
Hot geeky costume pics are called “undateable”? Ha!!!
Someone forwarded this to me this morning and I thought it was too hilarious not to post. Apparently eHarmony (the online dating site for those who don’t watch the commercials during daytime court shows) is circulating a list of 5 photo types, that when posted to your dating profile will make you “Undateable”.
Knowing a few people who engage in the high art of cosplay I found photo type #4 to be one of the funniest things of the week:
“Photo #4: You’re Dressed as a Superhero
We get that some people really like to dress up in costumes even when it isn’t Halloween. There are many social events and social circles where this is accepted and encouraged, and more power to people who find their niche in the world. However, while your friends may understand your penchant for dressing like the original Superman at Comic-Con, most people perusing your profile won’t.
We aren’t suggesting that you make an effort to—excuse the pun—disguise who you are. In fact, any person who’s worth your time will delight in your quirkiness. But when you’re putting yourself out there, it’s best to save the fun photos for later on down the road.”
Yep. If you like cosplay enough to post your winning anime con pic on eHarmony you might try to be more subtle about your geekery. I’m just amazed that eHarmony gets enough cosplayers to make it an issue! Maybe they need to frequent Otaku Booty instead.
Then again, maybe they’re on to something…
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