Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I need a consolation prize for my consolation prize

Scene: doing dishes, listening to classic rock, Frank FM on radio. A commercial comes on, it's for match.com. The commercial speaker says, 'if you don't find that someone special in 6 months, we'll give you another 6 months free!'

Ok, let's unpack this. If you go through 6 months of bad dates, and you don't find one person worth spending time with, they'll give you MORE of the same? No thanks.

To make it worthwhile, they should say, 'If you don't find someone special in 6 months, we'll send you on a date with George Clooney!' Now that's a consolation prize!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you heard the commercial for the other one, E Harmony? They have some special deal for little or no money then qualify it by saying "first time members only".

Elizabeth Prata said...

I heard that when a person's membership is almost up, they have techs send 'IMs" or whatever they are called in the online dating biz, to pique a person's interest so they will renew.

christie said...

I love George Clooney!

One friend of mine is dating a guy she met through eHarmony. Another friend married the girl he met through www.kiss.com. And a third friend married the guy she met through the personals in the paper.

I haven't been on the dating scene in approximately eleven years but I've got memories of bad blind dates and even worse one-liners delivered at bars burned into my brain. Something has got to work, right?