Online dating fun

Via Court, it’s the Match.com Physical Attraction Test. I can’t say I learned anything I didn’t already know, but it’s an interesting test. And yes, what my friends have always told me is hereby officially confirmed:

“It’s official: You’re “picky.” The fact is you are drawn to the most beautiful of the beautiful. You know what you like in women and are more selective than most men your age. Your tastes seem instinctual. You’d make a great casting agent, because you have a good eye for women who have “star quality.” In real life, your high standards may be an obstacle for you. It’s hard to find a woman with the strong features you like, who’s also well-rounded in other ways. Still, you know the importance of a real physical “spark” in a relationship, and aren’t willing (or able) to settle for less. The challenge is finding a woman who really wows you physically, even if she’s not the most attractive woman in the room.”

According to the test I’m among the top 1% of men in terms of selectiveness, ranking every photo it showed one or two points below the average. Maybe that’s the “Vandy glasses” I’ve acquired after nearly four years here. Unfortunately, four years of VandyGirls haven’t caused a corresponding decrease in selectiveness for women with depth, so the “well-rounded” part remains difficult.

Apparently I also have something of a repressed Asian fetish: “Your choices show a consistent interest in a wide variety of Asian women.” Well then, it’s a good thing I decided to go to school in Nashville, TN!

The test is right in finding that I’m attracted to “ecto-mesomorphs” and “mesomorphs.” These scientific labels just make me think of GhostBusters, but they boil down to strongly-defined, angular features (a common preference).

The test only covers the physical, so I guess it’s up to me to describe what I like in a woman’s personality. I’m looking for someone with panache, chutzpah, spunk, moxie, and that certain je ne sais quoi.

And by “je ne sais qoui” I mean Asian.

Comments

  1. Tim says:

    Hee! I took the test and found out that I, too, am selective. If all they’re going by is whether you give high or low scores on average, that’s pretty stupid. I always try to only give the top score in a range to particularly exceptional people. The fact that I hardly ever rated anyone a 7 (or was it a 9) doesn’t necessarily mean I’d only date someone that got that rating. And the ability to make quick decisions might just mean I don’t care.

    I was pissed that I didn’t get an Asian fetish, cuz I’ve always thought Asian girls were cute, but apparently my choices didn’t reflect that opinion.

    The funniest part was the self-assessment part, where they asked you to describe yourself by choosing among body-part sketches. I rather doubt you could get an accurate idea of physical attractiveness from that process.

    BTW, could you please turn off the “require email address” function? I’m just going to put in a bogus one.

  2. Jacob Grier says:

    OK Tim, I shut it off. As much as I’ve enjoyed seeing the fake email addresses you and others come up with, I have to admit that requiring an email address you’re just going to make up anyway serves no real purpose.

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