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(Fast Company)   Weird dystopic future of dating has arrived, woman lets entire planet whisper in her ear   (fastcompany.com) divider line 16
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2013-02-01 08:42:43 AM
That might be cool if you're 15 and on a first date, but it comes across as kind of creepy for a grown woman.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-01 09:05:07 AM
I would try to say something so bizarre that it would go viral and when I dropped the weirdo remote-control woman I would get offers from less weird women.
 
2013-02-01 09:41:57 AM
Have sex, duh!
 
2013-02-01 10:12:13 AM
We've built Voice of Planet? Gaining a reprieve against an ancient awakening alien god?
 
2013-02-01 10:42:58 AM
woman lets entire planet whisper in her ear

Come, now.  That's not all your mom let them do, now is it?
 
2013-02-01 11:10:02 AM
Bad Idea.

suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com
 
2013-02-01 12:44:14 PM
I'd far prefer someone who was slightly awkward but wasn't listening to a bunch of strangers than someone using this tech.  Besides, listening to other people's advice about dating is always horribly subjective and can just as often make things way worse than better.

And what the hell is wrong with the whole 'getting to know each other and trying to make each other relax' on a first date?  That's fun, especially if you see someone who started nervous beginning to get a lot more comfortable.
 
2013-02-01 01:17:27 PM
 
2013-02-01 02:15:25 PM
I'd be pissed if I found out someone was recording me on a date without my knowledge or consent.
 
2013-02-01 03:12:05 PM
i did it first
 
2013-02-01 03:29:18 PM
My first advice text would be stop taking advice from strangers on the internet and put the phone away, you aren't doing yourself favors here.

Now, I could see some benefit to subsequent dates with lessons learned. But not on the night.
 
2013-02-01 08:06:41 PM
Man's Lawyer: "So we'll say a dinner, complete sexual encounter, with an optional episode in the morning, Right?"
Woman: "Hmmm... I'm going have to run this past my own lawyer."

www.cyberpunkreview.com

/link as hot as my Cherry 2000
 
2013-02-01 08:20:35 PM
I think it could be fun to use, a couple times. Icebreaker on the first date, just be silly and goofy and have fun.
 
2013-02-01 08:40:21 PM
That awkward moment the next morning when you realize all the Turks are sockpuppets being controlled by your date.
 
2013-02-01 11:32:59 PM

The sound of one hand clapping: I'd far prefer someone who was slightly awkward but wasn't listening to a bunch of strangers than someone using this tech.  Besides, listening to other people's advice about dating is always horribly subjective and can just as often make things way worse than better.

And what the hell is wrong with the whole 'getting to know each other and trying to make each other relax' on a first date?  That's fun, especially if you see someone who started nervous beginning to get a lot more comfortable.


THIS.  Taking advice on an important life matter from internet strangers who have no idea who you are?  And not only that, but are likely trying to maliciously troll you?  It's one thing to accept relationship guidance from a well-intentioned, neutral third party, but quite another when that third party is the type of 15-year-old boy who spends his life shooting noobs on Call of Duty and posting yucky pictures on 4chan.  Or whatever kids do these days.

This lady has a successful career and seems to be pretty smart, so I hope she's just doing this for kicks, as a fun little sociological experiment - not with the intention of meeting a serious boyfriend.  But even if that's the case, she's wasting some poor schmo's time and money and energy by dragging him into this little game of hers.

In my opinion, dating should certainly be fun and lighthearted, especially in the early stages, but if I was the guy, I would be upset that the other party wasn't taking things at least a teeny bit seriously.  And these guys really weren't frustrated by her phone sitting on the table and constantly lighting up with messages which she proceeded to check??  Call me 20th century, but I would "accidentally" spill my beer on that girl's phone and walk out. So rude.

In summary, I have a problem with this on several levels.

/bitter beyond my 23 years
 
2013-02-02 12:58:40 PM
I hired a Mechanical Turk for a date like this, but it was disconcerting to hear, "she looks Armenian; kill her" repeated into my ear.
 
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