Every once in a while I have used a dating site, Plenty of Fish to post some of my beta humor to see what kind of feedback I receive.
The last time I did this I found something interesting.
When you sign up the site gives you a choice for your relationship status. If you choose “married” it will still make you go through the entire process just to give you a page at the end that reads:
“POF does not allow married people to sign up”
What a waste of time!
So the next step is to sign up again but choose “living together” as a status. No problem, it worked! So what happens if you are living together, the site’s algorithm only allows you to see others that have the same status. Surprisingly, it is very difficult to even get a response from any of the users in this category.
Yesterday I tried something different. There is another status “not single/not looking” so I chose that. Within a 10 hour period, my profile had been seen by over 40 women, 23 contacted me with some sort of comment about my profile and 3 continued to converse throughout the day. Unfortunately I also had two of the women start to chastise me for my “ridiculous” profile and the fact I had stated I was married in the body of the profile.
Near the end of the day, one of the women asked if I would share the link for my blog which I did. Thirty seconds later, my profile was gone! No warning, no email…just gone.
The point is that even though I am married, I had more engagement from the single women than the married ones.