While it might not seem all romantic and gooey to say it, people using the Internet for online dating are in the business of speed. They need to know as soon as possible whether or not the girl on the other end of the computer is going to supercharge their life with the tingle of love, or if the electricity about to be delivered is going to feel more like a butter knife in an outlet. Let’s face it. Today’s eligible bachelor is searching among millions to find his diamond in the haystack. It used to be that the only choices you had were a handful of girls near your age from the same neighborhood.
My how your dating world expanded, and you need the right technology to keep up. A neat little website we ran across is DatingDNA.com. This free service allows you to fill out the ubiquitous questionnaire to determine your – wait for it – Dating DNA. Sound cheesy? Maybe but it’s a high tech twist on the idea of establishing compatibility.
After completing the quiz, Dating DNA delivers a unique, nine-digit DNA number to your sweaty little fingers. When you receive this number, you are allowed to set a “compatibility threshold,” which allows you to decide how picky you want to be with people you trade numbers, emails, and bodily fluids with. “But Swank Life Guru most divine,” you ask, prepared to address the issue on the minds of about 500 million people. “How will this work with Facebook?”
Here’s what Dating DNA suggests. When you’ve got a “maybe” on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or HotBabesRUs, give them your DNA number. If they already have one of their own, ask for it. If not, send them to DatingDNA.com to get one. Doesn’t it make more sense to trade DNA numbers before trading telephone numbers? And don’t feel ashamed for taking the bold step of pre-screening your potential dates. The modern dater who doesn’t pre-screen is begging for an painful evening with a horrendously mismatched date. Save the pain for both parties involved. If she’s into death metal and Jenny Crank, your steady diet of Andy Williams and penchant for reduced calorie brownies carry the making of a full-fledged disaster.
Not that we’re into generalizing and stereotyping – make your own decisions – but wouldn’t it work better if you both already knew the lyrics to Moon River?
The Swank Life Team
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