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From OKCupid: - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
skywhisperer
skywhisperer
From OKCupid:
How to write first contact messages in a way that will actually get you a response

Women have been saying these things for years. Maybe the addition of pretty graphs will finally get guys to listen?
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scarybaldguy From: scarybaldguy Date: October 6th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been on OKC for years, I've followed all of these tips from day 1 without prompting, and my success rate there is still 0. Much like IRL.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: October 6th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry. I know a few people who've had pretty mixed results with OKCupid - I just happened to see a link to that article on BoingBoing this morning.
greeneyedsadie From: greeneyedsadie Date: October 7th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I only met one interesting guy on OKC and he was married. :( But we did have a very nice e-mail and phone thing until I realized it was stupid folly.
From: respice Date: October 7th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

OK, I'm a geek...

Or boring. I read "how to write first contact messages..." and immediately thought of the Voyager Golden Record and the Arecibo message.

So what would a first contact message intended for aliens look like if it was created according to these rules?
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