Saturday, April 01, 2006

Find Your "Eerily Effective" Soulmate, Plus Ads!

Because the online dating scene is both unsatisfying and resplendent with fun-poking opportunities (not to be confused with "fun poking opportunities"), Google Romance has joined in the fun...
  • Upload your profile – tell the world who you are, or, more to the point, who you’d like to think you are, or, even more to the point, who you want others to think you are.
  • Search for love in all (or at least a statistically significant majority of) the right places with Soulmate Search, our eerily effective psychographic matchmaking software.
  • Endure, via our Contextual Dating option, thematically appropriate multimedia advertising throughout the entirety of your free date.
And yes, if you click far enough (for instance, on the link to "Post multiple profiles with bulk upload, you sleaze"), you will suddenly be reminded of today's date, and feel silly that you believed they were totally for real. This is the way Google does Happy April Fool's Day, y'all. (Via EV, who has no website) And here's my vote for runners-up in the Best April Fool's Day post contest: "Watch Your Diet By Watching TV: Certain shows can put weight right on those hips, others found to help shed pounds" Keep dreamin' y'all...

2 comments:

VJ said...

You know, reading the description the first time had me aghast. 'What a perfectly horrid idea' I was thinking. Phrenology never truly died. Be matched by photograph? No, not really. All the 50 something guys would come up with their first wives, and the gals might very well come up with their older dads who are dating once again. In fact the parental & familial similarity would be so overwhelming if this was a truly successful program you could well find some lost relations. But would you want to mate or marry them? Perhaps only in KY or 'Bama, right? Cheers & Good Luck! 'VJ'

Amy said...

Too bad it was an April Fool's joke!