Dating Website Discourages Cosplay

Dating Website Discourages Cosplay

The popular online dating service eHarmony.com has published a troubling article about “Photos that Make you Look Undateable.” [link]

Their advice? If you want to find love:

1. Don’t post a picture of yourself in a bar.
2. Don’t post a picture with your Ex obviously cut out.
3. Don’t stand next to a celebrity or something expensive.
4. Don’t wear a costume.

Huh?

We get that some people really like to dress up in costumes even when it isn’t Halloween. However, while your friends may understand your penchant for dressing like the original Superman at Comic-Con, most people perusing your profile won’t.

Since when does a little cosplay interfere with finding love? And if someone is turned off by your cosplay, why would you want to date them anyway? Is the goal to get as many dates as possible, or to find someone compatible? I think we have a Quality vs. Quantity issue going on here.

eHarmony says, “When you’re putting yourself out there, it’s best to save the fun photos for later on down the road.”

So… the key to getting dates is to be fake and boring. Nice.


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3 Responses to Dating Website Discourages Cosplay

  1. Costuming and cosplaying are popular hobbies. There’s no reason a potential mate shouldn’t know about your hobbies. I say post as many costume pictures as you want.

  2. Rachel says:

    I whole-heartedly agree. If you gotta be fake and boring, it’s not worth it. Be you – the crazy, the weird, the cosplay you and only then will you find a person who fits. No one wants to be surprised later with the real you. Post those photos of you in costume and a note; “Only the fun and real need reply.”

  3. Jon says:

    eHarmony has its head so far up its own a$$ when it comes to people. They really discourage any sort of deviation from the ‘norm’ when it comes to people’s interests, and they’ll even drop you from the site if you don’t fit a ‘mold’.

    Dress up all you want!

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