A 4chan-engendered prank aimed at male users of online dating sites such as OKCupid and Plenty Of brought out the best and the worst of the internet tonight, when the e-forces of good and evil clashed by a set of payphones at 46th and Broadway in Times Square. Ivan and Holly, a young couple from Maryland, had just been kicked out of their parents’ place.The elaborate gag, planned more than a month ago and circulated on 4chan and other forums, was for mischevious netizens to create fake dating profiles for women and set up dates with single “forever alone” men online. Rather than stew in suburbia, they decided to head to Times Square.I said, "Definitely not." A few minutes later he dropped something on the floor, and while retrieving it tried to put the toes of my crossed legs in his mouth. I met a guy on Ok Cupid, and we hit it off pretty well.After we hung out a few times, he came over to my place with a bottle of wine and a movie.“Oh no, that’s funny,” he said when Betabeat showed him the flier for the prank. A man–blue checkered shirt, tie, blue eyes and long eyelashes–tapped on his Black Berry by the TGIFridays. “That’s okay,” he said, quickening his stride in the opposite direction of the subway. “It seems like everyone here is in on the joke,” he said, as he filmed the scene with a Flip cam. a cute redhead in braids approached a confused, brown haired 20-something who was Black Berrying in the cave of one of the payphones. “I guess I should leave,” he said, when Betabeat explained to him the prank, and started to tear away. She spoke to him, he smiled, and they walked off awkwardly hand-in-hand. Hot Forever, a new online dating service for senior singles over the age of 50, has launched today in seven countries.
Betabeat sidled up to a grip of four guys in t-shirts standing across from the payphones which were swarmed with photographers and onlookers. White on The Rogan Board, another as Fifth Surprise from Reddit, a third as Matrix Gravity from Game Trailers, and a fourth who was not from the internet and thus didn’t have a name. Didn’t he think this was really mean, we asked, figuring he was from the real world. “There’s so many fucking losers out there, you know somebody’s going to fucking show up,” he said. “She’s the best,” confirmed Ivan, as the couple locked lips in front of the Forever Alone sticker plastered to the phone booth. Betabeat could verify three guys who had actually been duped. Bright Blue Shirt, about 23, who had been leaning against a mailbox next to the payphones for about 20 minutes when Betabeat asked him what he was there for. I’m meeting a friend at .” He left shortly afterward. Steven Liu of Lean Startup Machine had brought roses for the forever loners and recruited three girls to replace their misfired dates.
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” and that’s how you’d meet, but then you’d have to live with yourself for the next 50 years or so, knowing that, basically, you’re Elmer Fudd.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re single by choice or if you just lie and say you are, some Good Samaritan will always nominate the Internet as the answer to your problems (because you definitely have problems).
Any resistance you show might stem from a previous experience with online dating, or from a novice’s view that these websites constitute some sort of Matrix of Loneliness, connecting romantic undesirables and allowing them to mingle badly.