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The men in my life keep on surprising and challenging me, and I like to keep it that way." Creating a profile And just in case she gets pigeonholed as a jock looking for her iron man, she throws in a piece of prose to hopefully capture a few creative souls.
"I hope to make you laugh, to inspire you to be more courageous and adventurous, to live life fearlessly and freely and to never stop asking why? And in return I hope you do the same for me." On any given day surfyogi could have been "culture vulture" or "creative guru".
Suddenly the chances of a jilted lover, ex-boss or old school friend seeing your profile become almost as good as meeting someone you might one day want to introduce to your Facebook friends. That's why, when those first messages started rolling in for surfyogi, 12 in the first 24 hours to be exact, I had a sudden attack of the vulnerabilities.
I didn't bargain for the attention or "hey baby" talk that came with it. I realise this was not a great option for someone who was actively searching for an online dating experience.
In hindsight, surfyogi might have thrown in a few more "sensitive" photos, pictures of her playing games with cute children or engaging with animals and nature, all firm favourites on the online dating circuit.
Of course, creating the persona and making a checklist of the ideal man was the fun part.
It all made me feel like raw meat dangled in front of hungry prey. But I was also somehow not yet convinced that I wanted to be inundated with people like Pete either.
We can size you up next to any common landmark (we know the size of a standard doorway) and know how to add on a few kilograms, wrinkles and years to your World Cup celebratory photos.
As Burstein explains: "We have developed a unique algorithm that determines matches based on profile details and desired match.
This is combined with weighting factors for each key parameter." This is not outcomes-based dating.
What happened next was more difficult: giving a stranger – in my case it was Dating Buzz – permission to launch your personal thoughts and romantic wishes into cyberspace for any site member and their friends to scrutinise with glee or malice.
It's akin to someone posting excerpts of your diary on Facebook only to hope you at least get some "likes". The South African online dating industry is much smaller than its international counterparts. Most sites operate on a "freemium" basis, making it free for members to sign up and browse profiles until they want to contact and message someone, in which case a paid subscription comes into play.