We’ve received e-mails from a handful of readers in recent weeks who also have profiles on the popular dating site OKCupid.com. They had been sent messages by the matchmakers informing them of the good news that they were among the site’s more attractive users. Which meant they now have the privilege of seeing other hotties that are apparently being held back from the slack-jawed masses.
Quoth the e-mail from OKCupid to its sexier users:
We are very pleased to report that you are in the top half of OkCupid’s most attractive users. The scales recently tipped in your favor, and we thought you’d like to know…
Your new elite status comes with one important privilege:
You will now see more attractive people in your match results.
This new status won’t affect your actual match percentages, which are still based purely on your answers and desired match’s answers. But the people we recommend will be more attractive. Also! You’ll be shown to more attractive people in their match results.
The people who forwarded their e-mails to us expressed a mixed bag of emotions, being flattered on the one hand and then feeling like a slab of meat on the other.
One reader summed it up best: “I laughed…and then I felt slimed.”