Attention, quirky females! Have you been crying into your copy of Catcher in the Rye while listlessly strumming your ukulele because a depressed male protagonist has yet to make you a character in his self-actualization narrative? Then head on down to Loveflutter.com, where you can connect with all sorts of
similarly intolerable likeminded people.
Created to help a self-selected group of “quirky-interesting” people meet each other and make “loveflutters” happen (or conversely, segregate them from the rest of the dating population), the site promises to make dating easier with “funky badges,” “Instagram-like effects” (“you’ll look ten times cooler”!) and “interest matches” based on the cultural references you use as a shorthand for personality. It’s not what you’re like, but what you like, right High Fidelity?
But before you get access to all that, you’ll have to pass a grueling quiz to see if you’re “interesting” enough that contains questions like “how many times have you traveled outside the country in the last six months?” (classist much?) “what do you like to watch on TV” and “would you ever go bungee jumping?” So, basically: are you a stereotypical member of the bohemian bourgeoisie who has watched one too many Zooey Deschanel movies?
I filled it out honestly, and as it turns out, I am not interesting or wealthy enough to date the many quirky princes of Loveflutter. Oh no! But it would still like me to help market it to my friends, which is sort of the equivalent of a guy rejecting you and then asking if you can set him up with your sister, but whatever.
Fortunately, I’m pretty sure the most interesting people are not the ones who feel the need to take quizzes about it and post their scores online, so I don’t feel too bad about being kept out of this club for special snowflakes. But if this sounds like you, by all means have at it. May your unions be quirky and childless.
(Via The Frisky)