In a surprise plot-twist, I have been invited and accepted into okcupid hot-land. (Thanks to TOK for coining the name.)
Yes, indeed. Okcupid hot-land is a real place. You might have thought, as I foolishly did, that okcupid is a free for all. But in truth, it is divided into ugly-land and hot-land.
Please read the following email that I received yesterday:
“We just detected that you’re now among the most attractive people on OkCupid.
We learned this from clicks to your profile and reactions to you in Quickmatch and Quiver. Did you get a new haircut or something? Well, it’s working!
To celebrate, we’ve adjusted your OkCupid experience: You’ll see more attractive people in your match results.
This won’t affect your match percentages, which are still based purely on your answers and desired match’s answers. But we’ll recommend more attractive people to you. You’ll also appear more often to other attractive people.
Sign in to see your newly-shuffled matches. Have fun, and don’t let this go to your head.”
Here I thought that okcupid was merely filled up with funny looking people (yours truly included), when in truth, they were holding out on me! (And you, if you’re not part of hot-land.) I checked it out, and it’s true. There are way more attractive folk in my mix now. It’s so weird! And amazing. And terrible.
But I feel bad for these hot guys, because 1) I discriminate against good-looking people (you just can’t trust them), and 2) they will be disappointed if they actually meet me because I am not actually hot at all.