Social experiment vote!

26 Nov

I’ve been thinking about trying a little matchmaking through the blog.  Chances are, if you’re reading this blog regularly, you’re single, intelligent, educated, and a Christian of some stripe.  You’re also more savvy to the realities of the SMP than the average Boundless reader, and you’re not a sensitive church hipster who likes to drink expensive coffee and say “awesome” a lot while trying to get your family members to buy tiny woven baskets made by women in third world countries.  And you’re trying to meet people of the opposite sex, at least a little.  When you think about it, you’re a part of a pretty select group.

Given that, I had this idea that we could do a sort of Secret Santa matchmaking thingy.  You would email me your answers to a list of questions to help customize the matching (such as age, location, denomination, interests), and I would make the matches and then email you your match and that person’s details.  Then it’s up to you to get in touch.  Think of it as the poor man’s eHarmz.  At the very least, you’ll have the opportunity to meet a new single person of the opposite sex.

Weigh in below – if there’s enough interest, we’ll move ahead. :)

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35 Responses to “Social experiment vote!”

  1. David November 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    It appears you have a mostly male audience when it comes to singles Haley.

  2. Jennifer November 26, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    What’s wrong with tiny woven baskets?

  3. ASDF November 26, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    What a sausagefest!

  4. ASDF November 26, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    It’s going to be one lucky girl if she ever shows up.

  5. Samson J. November 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    “My name is Hermes. I’m shy but learning, and I’m into rapier-witted chicks who host internet blogs. (Nice boobs don’t hurt either.)”

  6. Dee November 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    14 guys, 0 girls :(

  7. lifeinlonglegs November 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    mystery female returns: leaves all gaming Christian men’s info for Haley. Go for it, girl!

  8. ennaenna November 26, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    I rarely comment, but have been reading for quite a while. Is this open to everyone or just the regulars?

  9. Ceer November 27, 2011 at 12:13 am #

    I assume open to anyone who’d hear about it. Maybe just regular readers. The point is that we’re part of the close knit group of people who’ve heard about game and are trying to use it to better our chances at a long lasting happy marriage.

  10. Ceer November 27, 2011 at 12:17 am #

    Not surprised men outnumber women here. Because of the focus, Hayley’s Halo probably does count as a mannosphere blog…even if it’s run by a woman. Perhaps Grerp or Susan from Hooking up Smart may be able to lend their help?

  11. jack November 27, 2011 at 4:06 am #

    Dating?

    Go big or go home.

    I think we should let Haley broker arranged marriages between the participants.

    I’ll wait for the letter from Hales that says “Congratulations, you might already be a husband.”

  12. Hermit November 27, 2011 at 4:56 am #

    How about “married, but curious as to who Haley might pick for me”?

  13. Will S. November 27, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    Heh heh heh. Interesting.

  14. John November 27, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    Arranged marriages now? Does that mean we’re reinstating dowries too?

    Jennifer, tiny woven baskets are useless in America, but you can get a super-size woven basket for just 50 cents more!

  15. Aunt Haley November 27, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    What was the prediction for how long it would take for lifeinlonglegs, who needed to be done with blogs so she could make more time for God, to return?

    ennaenna–
    If you’re single, it’s open to you.

    Hermit–
    No.

  16. Jennifer November 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    I dunno John, there are a few knicknacks I could place.

  17. MeMyselfI November 27, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    FYI:

    I read your blog because I have six children – 3 sons, 3 daughters – and I need advice on dealing with their dating experiences… especially in our church/home school circles.

    So, your readership may be a bit more varied than you think.

    But, go ahead with the experiment if you like…

  18. samsonsjawbone November 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    I read your blog because I have six children

    And I come because I’m interested in helping the unmarried folks around me become married – a task I was inspired to undertake by Boundless, as a matter of fact.

  19. Will S. November 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    @ Haley, re: that prediction (I forget exactly how long I’d said, but it’s surely easily Googlable if anyone cares enough) – I’m happy to have been proven wrong.

  20. Marvin the Martian November 28, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Aren’t you kind!

  21. anonymous x December 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    44-16 males to females so far. Think Haley just got herself a few dates…

  22. Aunt Haley December 2, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    …..but I wasn’t asking if male readers wanted to be matched with ME…?!

  23. Ceer December 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    We know you like high alpha while attracting mostly beta with your blog. Have you ever gone out with a game practicing beta, though?

  24. Aunt Haley December 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Will S.–
    lifeinlonglegs posted on Nov. 3, I’m feeling called to stop blog commentary and just seek God more. You predicted she would last a week, so she sure showed you!

    Ceer–
    No. By definition, most betas do not have game.

  25. Will S. December 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    She sure did; I now predict she’ll be back later today, and again tomorrow, and the day after that, and so on…

  26. Chris December 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    Will S; I’m afraid you are right.

  27. Will S. December 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    Excellent!

  28. eedee December 9, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    Let’s go! Ahem… How global is the reqdership here? WIll this be open to those in the Southern Hemisphere?

  29. eedee December 9, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

    reqdership=readership

  30. Shalita January 5, 2012 at 5:37 am #

    southern hemisphere? *raises hand*

  31. Caelaeno March 4, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    Sounds interesting; whatever happened with this?

  32. Aunt Haley March 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    What happened was a 3:1 ratio of guys:girls who were interested in being matched.

  33. Smithborough March 6, 2012 at 3:25 am #

    Did you actually match anyone?

  34. Aunt Haley March 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    Nope.

  35. Smithborough March 7, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    Why not?

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