Friday, January 06, 2006

Using The Internet To Pick Up Babes and/or Hunks

This has a few amusing observations. It includes this funny quote:

"The thing to remember about love affairs," says Simone, "is that they are all like having raccoons in your chimney. ... We have raccoons sometimes in our chimney ... And once we tried to smoke them out. We lit a fire, knowing they were there, but we hoped that the smoke would cause them to scurry out the top and never come back. Instead, they caught on fire and came crashing down into our living room, all charred and in flames and running madly around until they dropped dead." Simone swallows some wine. "Love affairs are like that," she says. "They all are like that."

-- Lorrie Moore, in Birds of America

I think I would check out Hot or Not before hanging my hope on meeting a future mate via a web site or a blog. At least at the aforementioned site you get to see each other in advance to determine if there is a physical attraction. And the physical attraction is very important during those initial encounters. It helps make up for the nervousness that both sides normally feel. Though if you think putting up a picture of yourself cuddling a dog will work then by all means please do not let the friendly folks here at PoW stop your efforts.

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