But maybe he didn’t because he knew it might turn off women like Alyssa who would maybe otherwise actually end up finding his hobby endearing once they got to know more about him. That day so many singletons take the plunge and turn to what is (apparently) their last hope -- the internet. They all say the same thing; that they know it's desperate, but they're sick of meeting people in bars or being set up by their friends.Don't worry if you have 'two left feet' - I spent six years training at the Gangnam-Style School of Dance, and can teach you how to do the hokey pokey for a nominal fee. As open-minded as I am, I have to draw the line at cigarettes. My cat Felix loves to meet new people, but if you're allergic to fur, the two of you probably won't get along.Anyway, if you're easy-going and at least 86% awesome, feel free to drop me a line sometime! I'm attracted to people who set big goals and put all their effort into pursuing them. I can't stand their smell and don't want to be around smoke all the time. :( Me You: An undeniably awesome couple with amazing chemistry. Example 4: Goofy and Sarcastic I tie my own shoes, brush my own hair, and make my own bed...ideally you shouldn’t be interested in “most” women anyway, but you should be targeting those women with your profile that you believe you will get along and will have a connection – whether you are looking for a short-term dating, a lifetime partnership or anything in between: “About Me: I would hate to bore you by telling you how wonderful I am by attaching to my name a bunch of flattering adjectives.I am sure that you have already found this about two hundred times in all the other profiles. First Date: I don’t think it matters what we do on a first date, and I am a big fan of simplicity, so a coffee and walk would be just fine.” This is just one example of a profile that will stand out as different and arguable better than most other pages written by guys on the online dating sites.The intent of the essay, as an italicized intro from, I assume, the editor, states, is to show that “judging people on shallow stuff is human nature, and the magic and absurdity of online dating is how immediately and directly it throws that into relief.” That “one person’s Magic is another person’s fingernail biting.” This notation — and I generally think that stories which apologize for their tone (in this case “mean”) in advance, need to be reedited — seeks to justify what is a rather cruel conclusion to Alyssa’s version of her and Jon’s brief love story; Alyssa judges the hell out of Jon for his hobby and critiques online dating in general because “no profile in the world is comprehensive enough to highlight every person’s peccadillo, or anticipate the inane biases that each of us lugs around.” I don’t actually disagree with the latter.To Alyssa’s point, Jon could have revealed in his online dating profile that his particular peccadillo is that he’s a f**king master Magic the Gathering player.
Instead, Alyssa describes going home to Google Jon and uncovers just how renowned he is for his Magic world title.
Cooking is one of my greatest passions in life and I dream of one day starting my own restaurant.
Ultimately, I'd like to be known for serving the most delicious peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on this side of the Mississippi... On my days off, you'll either find me playing hockey or belting out show-tunes with my 6-month-old nephew Jason.
(Although it becomes clear that she almost doesn’t have to give his name, as Jon Finkel — that’s his name — is a legend among the Magic community because of his “world champion” status.) I don’t care what the hell your hobby is in life — sports, knitting, marathon running, competitive eating, playing the ukulele, whatever — being so good at something you do for fun and not letting it effect the work you do out of necessity or your personal life and relationships, is one of the more attractive qualities I could possibly imagine in another person.
Alyssa and Jon’s first date — during which, Alyssa notes, Jon takes her to see a one-man show based on serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s life story — is clearly immediately spoiled by the fact that Jon’s hobby is terribly uncool in Alyssa’s eyes.