online dating is like scrap-booking

i remember in elementary and middle school, scrap-booking was really big. it sounds like something bored people do, but it wasn’t. it was edgy. my friends and i used to cut out quotes and celebrities and interesting ads from magazines. we calloged them with photos of ourselves onto the pages of  little books we stapled together.

making an online dating profile reminds me of that process. trying to express your whole self to a total stranger on a single page. cutting out pieces of culture, juxtapositioning them with pieces of you in just the right way so that anyone anywhere might feel that certain message.


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