|Comments on Sunday 25 January 2004:|
|From some observation, careful analysis, and a lot of spontaneous making things up, I have divined the meanings behind the percentage scale of personality-match used by okcupid.com. It runs something like this:|
Below 10% - you shouldn't go near this person even if they're the last person on earth.
to 20% - you should only go near this person if they're the last person on earth. And you're desperate.
to 30% - maybe if you're trapped together on a desert island with no hope of escape.
to 40% - maybe if you're trapped together on a desert island with some hope of escape.
to 50% - maybe if you're trapped together on a desert island and probably going to be stuck there for a couple of months or so.
to 60% - maybe if you're trapped together with no company other than San Franciscans.
to 65% - maybe if your only choices are between them and the people in Washington DC.
to 75% - they're probably better than anyone you'd find in Chicago.
to 85% - you should probably express an interest in this person even if you're in Seattle or New York.
to 90% - you should probably express an interest in this person even if you're somewhere sensible - such as not America.
more than 90% - if this person tries to escape your clutches you should glue them to the furniture until they love you again. Unless they're yourself, in which case you should see a psychiatrist. Trying to escape your own clutches is bad for the intestines. Also, if you're less than 90% compatible with yourself then you're rubbish. [03:14]
|Hey! I'M San Franciscan. You will now be drawn and quartered and read bad poetry. Be afraid - I know beatniks. After all, all San Franciscans - or, indeed, Californians - must be stereotypically surfers or coffee-shop-inhabitors, musn't they? They couldn't just be regular people. Of course not.|
|You assume Ravenblack likes regular people?|
|It's not that San Franciscan's are coffee-shop-inhabitors, or surfers; it's that they're drug abusing homosexuals... who surf, and inhabit coffee-shops.|
|ouch!! I'm Washintonian! Although we can't really be classified as normal...|
|I don't think of San Franciscans as surfers or coffee-shop inhabitors at all. I think of them as whiny oversensitive people who will be amusingly easily offended by an offhand non-serious remark.|
|Here here! Not all places in Califonia are bad. I know I love my area...especially since it's bassically teh gehto of Orange County.|
|An odd thing....... typically with love/dating sites you want someone of the opposite sex (or not it's really a personal matter) But that kinda precludes compatibility with yourself; if heterorsexual.|
That reminds me Raven how are sales of Revelations (I think that was the title of your self published book) doing?
|Haha<\/A>/ in my mind, before reading the comments: San Franciscans = a catholic order of monks (forgetting that, if it were the case, they'd be referred to as just 'Franciscans')|
|OmniMon - why can't opposite-gender people be compatible by the criteria of such a site? Evidently no reason - Holly and I score 93% out of a seeming maximum of 95%.|
The book's selling much the same as ever - one or two a week, or thereabouts.
|Tsk, misread the comment. Being the same gender as oneself, and straight, doesn't preclude numerical compatibility with oneself - there are very few questions along the lines of "do you have girl-bits?", so being of the wrong gender doesn't affect one's numerical compatibility, it just excludes one from searches entirely.|
|Another scenario wherein one can be more-incompatible with oneself are questions like the one about whom you'd rather "take charge" in intimate situations. Thus one would most likely answer one way and desire a partner that would answer otherwise. I think such are why I'm still at 88 to myself and therefore rubbish, though better than people in DC.|
|Mm, I realised those ones, and was, of course, being facetious about the 90% thing. I get to score super high of doom because I'm fairly indifferent about who takes charge and such. And would even quite like a partner who truthfully answers yes to, for example, "are you the owner of the ravenblack.net domain?"|
|Aha, well I have a third way. I like to be a dominent force, but I want a partner who does to. This way we get a little edge of conflict in the relationship, and are compatible with ourselves.|
|So... not to sound stupid here, but what exactly is wrong with people in DC? We're not bad, no we're not.|
|OkCupid would be even cooler if the pictures loaded half the time. Ugh.|
And apparently I am most compatible with some religious tuba player in Ohio. Or was it Michigan? Dammit.