||Everyone is queer...except me and thee and I'm not too sure about thee. It's an old saying oft stated by my great-grandmother on being too-quick to judge others. Still, to a degree I think we here at rooster teeth can agree that we're all a bit of an odd bunch. Sure, we have fairly normal hobbies and lives, but let's face it, more than a few of us (men and women alike) could tell you at least half a dozen quotes from "Monty Python's Holy Grail". We're more likely to know superbowl ad content than the score, and if you don't know what Halo or Machinima is then you probably got here by complete mistake (and your own shock). |
Those last two points really narrow down the audience. So my point is, the internet is a wonderful tool for bringing together a bunch of somewhat eclectic people who have a bunch of somewhat odd (but not entirely unpopular) hobbies and tastes. It's usually fairly easy to talk with another user on the site and feel like you've got a certain comperable knowledge. It's not that your backgrounds are the same, they could be drastically different, but like Einstein talking with Heisenberg (ooo, now I'm making myself out to be an ego-case) there's a certain respect and expectation for what another member will know, what their opinion is worth, and on what sort of level you're communicating on.
Having tried a few different dating websites, I can not say the same for these places. While the prospective love of my life may not play video games, it's a good bet that if she's not at least well-read, educated, with a penchant for movies, games, or intellectual puzzlers, we may have some pretty tedious conversations. While there may be no magic bullet (or, *ahem* cupid's arrow) for finding that perfect companion, it seems like there could be a bit more done in the way of connecting people, but that's just my two cents.