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Chasing The American Dream

June 10, 2007


OK. I’m officially out there now. Wanna check out me out? It’s been three weeks since I put my profile on MySpace. I’ve formed some early opinions. It’s definitely NOT meant for dating. I know it’s obviously geared toward the younger crowd whose main objective might just be to see who can acquire the most friends. Jeez. I review these profiles and scratch my head. Who had 534 friends in their life? Are you serious? I think my over/under is 50. If I see anyone that has over 50 friends, I just do the MTV thing and say, “next.”

What’s my goal here anyway? Well, it would be nice to simply meet someone just to hang out and grab dinner, a movie, a concert, whatever. Am 99.9% sure I’m not gonna find like The One or anything like that (not that I’m even looking for or thinking about that). There are thousands of women in my search range of 30ish-40ish. If I select “Jewish” for religion, that figure goes down to less than 50. And by the time you sort out all the fake models and porn pix (I dunno, maybe 90%?), you’re down to basically 5.

So I take out the “Jewish” and go from there. 1,500 or so women to choose from. Gotta be SOMEONE in that crowd, right? Hmmm, not so sure ‘bout that. Like I said, after you ignore the fake models and porno profiles, you’re basically down to 150. Out of that 150, I found perhaps 10 women I thought I’d enjoy meeting or at the very least, talking to. So I did my thing. I wrote them. Three of them responded. One of the, I’ve come to detect is one of those African guys or girls attempting to rob you blind (story I’m sure to come). That leaves two; one of which I think I might actually get to meet someday. Maybe, maybe not.

Ooh, looky here, I just got another friend request. Lucky me. This one is from Belle. Amber, Belle, Daisy, Trixi, yada yada yada. Each time the profile is the same but with a different name. Denied. I’ve yet to receive an email from anyone real. I take that back. I got a nice note from a guy in Portland who found my blog. So to Jevan, I say thank you. I think, for me, my main use for MySpace will be to keep my finger on the delete button for “friends” like Belle, keep in touch with musicians and bands I enjoy, and change my song to keep my profile fresh. Speaking of which, I think I need to change my song to better represent myspace. Definitely Guns ‘N Roses,’ “Welcome to the Jungle.”



  • Todd,
    I'm with you all the way on MySpace,definitely more for friends (and “friends”) than dates, lots of bands too, which should work for you. No doubt a blog or two, and jeez- Belle. Amber, Belle, Daisy, Trixi are all cute, aren’t they? ‘Cause funny they all wrote to both off us? Pretty sure they just like 40 something guys who live on a coast (West, East whatever?) I did actually meet, as in date, a great woman on MySpace, so you never know, thanks for the kind words,


    By Blogger Jevan, at 9:33 AM, June 10, 2007  

  • Hey Todd,

    One more thing...you need to check out "Project Playlist" -shockingly at the URL you would expect. Then you can have a music player with 75 songs (like on my page), which is way more your speed.

    By Blogger Jevan, at 9:40 AM, June 10, 2007  

  • ;)

    just winking & whistling...:p

    By Blogger Jane E., at 4:39 PM, June 10, 2007  

  • Aack! MySpace, addicting to browse, but it's not for me. However, I did have to create an account to be able to leave comments on my friends page...so maybe I'll go take a look at your page, but only if you add me as your friend ;)

    By Blogger catsteevens, at 6:01 PM, June 11, 2007  

  • Myspace is definitely NOT for dating. It's really just a brain drain :)

    By Blogger California Girl, at 9:10 PM, June 11, 2007  

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