Even snarky people need love,it turns out.Gawker,an infamously snarky gossip blog,introducedGawker Datingtoday.They intellectualize their "lo-fi dating service" by calling it a "social experiment." Approved commenters can leave a personal ad in the comments with the tag #gawkerdating,and readers can send private messages to the people they're interested in.I think it's funny that all these people with the cooler-than-thou 'tude are allowing themselves be vulnerable and awkward.So I've compiled some funny excerpts from their personal ads—enjoy!
I live in Vancouver,Canada.Come on.Use me for my health care…Will settle on Seattle folk who'll let me crash on their couch.
32 y/o Male Kiwi trapped in London.If you can understand my dodgy vowel sounds,I am utterly charming.
[I come] in two skin tones - freckled/pasty white or bright red.
I will play the ukulele for you.I will crochet you a tiny octopus toy.We can watch Battlestar Galactica together.
straight non-hipster guy in NYC,also not in finance or real estate,trust me ladies you won't find many like me.Please one at a time.
I live in south dakota.If anyone from south dakota reads this I will be surprised.
Motorcycle and animals are my life.I'm pretty awesome,I assure you that.Holler.
And of course,an L-train-riding grad student leaves a quintessential Gawker ad describing his crisis about having to put himself out thereandput the whole experiment down at the same time:
"It's bad enough that I catch myself hoping some cute tattooed or nerdy girl will make eye contact with me every time I'm on the L train,but now I have to face that same self-consciousness on Gawker,constantly refreshing this page to see if anyone interesting is on here while simultaneously being disgusted with myself for doing so?"
Ha!Which one is your favorite?
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