They’re your standard single-serving sites filled with great photos of people using questionable photos for their dating site profiles. (It’s the first picture on sadokcgirls.) I texted the photo around, got some good responses and then decided to post it on Facebook. At first I was wining and dining, looking up cool things to do and places to go. I mean, are these the profile pictures they’re actually using? Usually these people have 3-10 pictures of themselves.They’re funny as is, but I was more interested in what type of person would go to the trouble to create sites like these. A.-based artist and possibly jaded e-dater who runs the sites to talk about how to snag a hot catch online and whether or not he’s a total asshole. I was very surprised by how fired up everyone got over it. This can get very expensive, especially for an asshole like me who has more first dates than second and third ones. I’m taking the saddest one from their profile, and making it represent them.Oh, and if you were wondering, that is indeed him with the turtle pictured above. And you’re also setting the bar high that you’re the crazy LA guy that knows every cool place in the city. These pictures also become inherently more sad on my shitty websites than they look on the actual dating websites.

About Us The world of dating has changed, from the days when you used to walk in a bar, eyes meet from across the room, and one person or the other knows they just had to take that walk and get to know the person behind those eyes.

It has gone from a personal landscape to a digital one.

Don’t get us wrong, dating is still a personal experience, but gone is the need to go out to a bar or being on the lookout at the grocery store.

According to commercials, online dating is the hot new thing.

Ads from OK Cupid, Match and the like all proclaim that if you go to their site and let their computers find the perfect partner for you, you’re guaranteed a future of tapas, experimental cocktails and spontaneous dancing to be shared with someone who’s gorgeous, funny, successful and free of baggage. The real issues are once you find an attractive person, you need to figure out why they’re online dating.

No one of the Internet generation has had any trust in advertising at least since Mc Donald’s put closeups of its burgers on TV ads. If it’s a hot girl that is tired of only douchebags hitting on her at bars, that’s good.

But the blatant lies being spewed out by people on the Internet, and particularly on e-dating sites, adds an inter-personal dimension to our tendency to deceive. A pair of Tumblrs that have been burning up my news feeds and timelines as of late are Sad Girls / Sad Guys on Dating Websites. I was just cruising through the site and I saw a particularly tragic picture of a girl all dressed up in a hotel room, clinging onto the curtains as if they were some accessory to her red carpet dress. Then I made the men’s version to fight off all my female friends who were calling me a woman hater. Off and on for the last couple years Is it filled with as many gorgeous, funny people, like the commercials suggest? If it’s a girl that has never moved out from her parents house, that’s bad. Like, can you see by their profile if they’re worthy of sushi or just corn dogs?

I was supposed to meet this girl at, like, the Key Club or something to see a band. Then she called me, and I could see her walking down sunset towards me. They are trying so hard to project themselves as jetskiing marathon-running uber socialites, when it’s so obvious they’re sitting on the couch most Friday nights. The hashtags help me make the pictures much sadder than they are. Put your shirts back on, and no working out photos. Here’s the thing: everyone tells me that I’m going to Hell for these sites, but then these same people tell me it’s funny.

Take the picture of the girl standing awkwardly on her front lawn. But it makes the pictures funnier, and I think it helps people feel better about laughing. Girls need to stop taking bathroom photos, but also they need to stop taking pictures at the lamp posts at , the crappy wax museums, and random dinners with their friends. Try to make it look like you have a fun life, but also throw in some self deprecation. I think it’s that sick part of human nature that wants to make fun of others. I’m trying to poke fun at how awkward online dating can be, but also; look at how many people are doing it these days.