I have done a good deal of experimentation within the online matchmaking and virtual dating, and have utilized ultimate anonymity in my fantasy online dating. I have discovered the wide range of personalities that appeal to people, although I had no idea how many others online are also going anonymous and fabricating their online personalities as well. Just to have fun.
My first attempt to fabricate myself a new personality and take an anonymous trip on the online dating scene was as a woman that was not terribly far from my own real self. Young graduate co-ed with a degree, searching for friends or more. I made myself taller, whiter than I am, with the interests I wish I had instead of what I actually do have. I’m not really into jogging, but I didn’t mind saying I was. I am allergic to dogs, but that’s not what I put down. I’m also more into chain smoking and looking at youtube more than I am into long walks on the beach, but who cares anyway. I was trying to stray from my real self. I got way too many responses to deal with. I think I presented myself as too ideal. I had to narrow it down. I got a little more adventurous.
The second try at my anonymous matchmaking I went a head and made myself a female searching for a female. Then I described my profession as management. I’m not even sure what management means entirely, except that I know any store has to have a manager. I said I lived in the southern United States, had two kids of my own, and was looking for a serious relationship. I got some very interesting responses. I was almost surprised, but I’m not sure why. I suppose I was surprised because my anonymous self was something foreign to me and therefore the responses would be foreign also.
This was stimulating. So I tried again. I made up another personality this time, a male on the west coast, Northern California, into wine tasting and recycling, looking for the same. My new self was in my fifties, divorced with grown children, just looking for someone to meet and maybe have a date with. Again, the responses were kind, interesting, more of the same I’d gotten from my other so-called anonymous attempts.
So then I decided to really make it interesting, and write to the people who responded to my fake personalities and let them know the truth, and introduce myself. I was cheerful, kind, honest, and lo and behold much to my surprise I found them to be very funny, accepting, and I even still am keeping in touch with a few of them. More than a couple told me that they too had been testing out the personal online dating scene with anonymous and fake personalities also! How fun is that? I got to have a second round of meeting people! As it turned out I am not the only one who finds anonymous and fictitious dating online to be highly entertaining, stimulating, and interesting. In the end a lot of fun was had by all of us, and the sites accomplished their mission: bringing together like minded and matching personalities.