Initially, I figured it was going to be about people who met each other on MySpace & ended up getting married…wrong!
First, couples submit their videos to MySpace. Then, MySpace users vote on who should be featured on the series. When the couple is chosen, they are filmed going through one element of the wedding process in each webisode (13 webisodes in total, including the final wedding day).
Each element has different options, for example:
In ‘Married on Myspace Episode 4: Red Carpet Jitters‘, the bride Elle (who, btw, gives great camera-face), goes through 3 different hairstyle options for her wedding day. After the webisode is finished, MySpace members can vote on their fav hairstyle. The style with the most votes will be the final hairstyle that Elle wears on her wedding day!
At first, I wasn’t sure if this was something I’d actually watch, especially since it was over 8 mins long (watching videos on my lappy is not my fav thing to do). However, the couple was soo cute & fun, that I really enjoyed it! It reminded me somewhat of ‘hitched & ditched’ (luv this trash-tastic reality series), in the sense that the pace of the show was pretty quick, so it held on to my attention the entire time.
I believe MySpace has done a smart move in gearing towards a reality web-based series. They’ve pretty much been ousted as the top social-network by both, Twitter & Facebook, so this gives them an opp to head into the next trend: online, community-driven web-series (reality or not).
What do you guys think? Would you watch?
Profile pics can be:
- sometimes (many times) dated;
- a poor (shit-ay) representation of what someone really looks like;
- in one case, of a completely different (loo-zah) person!
So what better way to avoid false-photo reps than to video-date?…! Also, known as “social-dating”, Zoosk.com, provides a live-chat & video exchange for those singles who would like to get to know a prospect in a more ‘personal’ format, rather than just participating in the traditional email/online chat exchange.
About Zoosk: “Zoosk is brand new breed of online dating experience. We are committed to making online dating social, fun, and painless through integration with major social networks. Zoosk is a fun way to socialize and meet other singles in your area.”
And just in case you need to brush up on your video-etiquette, here are some online video-dating tips from dating expert (expert?) Rachel Greenwald, author of “Why He Didn’t Call You Back”, taken from this nypost.com article:
“1. Decide what to wear according to what looks best from the ribs upward. Your date will only see your upper half,” says Rachel Greenwald. Please be fully dressed just in case, thanks.
2. Necklines are key. Super-cleavage is going to look slutsville, and a soft lamp behind you will look hot. “Men: no stains or slogans on your T-shirts,” Greenwald says. slutsville? lol
3. Best angle to avoid a case of the chins: Elevate the laptop on two phone books and tilt the screen slightly down. Or you can just face backwards if ur super fug-lay.
4. See what you really look like ahead of time using video-capture Snapz to evaluate all those not-so-adorable tics. or just ask ur better looking friend to sit in for u instead!
5. “Take a few sips of wine to relax,” Greenwald says. Don’t sip throughout the date. You’ll look like a lush and have to duck out, leaving the screen blank. or just pop some zanax if ur that scared u freakin’ wuss.
6. Use silly icebreakers. “You are not a Census taker!” Greenwald says. She likes: “What’s your best secret skill?“ best secret skill? i can picture some bada-bing guy sayin: “u’ll find that out later, sweet-cheeks!” ugh.
7. Prep the way you would for an in-bar meeting. High-quality vid means that your crazy hair and lack of makeup will look exactly like that. But wearing a top hat and lighting sexy time candles is probably overkill. what if ur vid quality is similar to the blue-green, grainy paris hilton porn-vid (not that I saw it myself or anything, lol)…do I still need mascara?
8. Never underestimate the importance of smiling and “direct eye contact,” says Skype’s Jamie Sorcher. If you look away, you look like a sketchball. directly at the camera or directly at your lappy’s screen? what if ur f*buddy rings the doorbell while ur video dating… wud that be considered sketchy?
So what do you guys think – YAY or NAY?
Anywho, things should be okay (hopefully) over the next few days, so please stay tuned for my post on my last date – LOL!
www.farmdating.com.au – “Real Farmers, real people!” – they also mention “you don’t have to be a farmer to join”…what do ya guys think…should I ?? ;-/
Question asked: “Do you ride but long for the company of a riding partner?“ lol – nooo comment.
Look, farmers need some lovin’ too, folks!
And a Hee-Haw, to y’all.
p.s.s. -what do u guys think about Bethanny from RHONYC dropping outta RH & getting her own reality show – “Skinny & the City”?? Read about it here. XOXO!
So this evening, as I was checking out some matches that had emailed me, I thought I would give you dahlings a brief glimpse at a couple of interesting responses to the following profile question:
Have a wonderful Friday lovelies!!
Hot Guy stats:
– Commercial I-Banker (still employed?)
– 29 yrs old
– Dark hair, drk eyes (Clark Kent-ish…if that’s your thing)
Hot Guy email:
“Hey, your profile is interesting. What’s up?“
LOL. Thumbs up on visual, thumbs down on effort - P-P-P-PASS!
1. “Totally Free Dating: …After building game changing tools to assure member validity and designing easy and elegant interfaces, we wondered how to make it even better. The answer was simple, we decided to keep it 100% free to give the best value in online dating.” Yay!
2. “Keeping Singles Honest: …If you hit a spot filled with frauds and cheaters, that’s exactly what you are likely to find. If you are looking for more, you surround yourself with like-minded people. The Down To Earth Dating Community was created for honest, respectful singles to meet online.“ can you really tell if someone’s lying, online? Hmm
3. “RealRatings Profile Accuracy: We’ve created RealRatings so you can share your dating experiences with other members in a respectful way.” I’m curious as to how this works. If my date wasn’t respectful, my “sharing” sure wouldn’t be…MG tells it how it is dammit!
I’m gonna stick with my current online dating site for now. But I just may check this one out if my current dating life does not experience an upturn (I hope it does – please!).
Best thing about this new site, besides it being free – “No Married People Allowed”…LOL!
“It’s very clear with this site that she’s getting something out of this, hopefully emotional support and mentoring advice and fun in bed, but also something financial, so don’t come back to me and say that you were used or that I left you high and dry,” he said. “I like that aspect of it, but on the other hand, it would be nice not to have the money involved, because you always wonder: would she still want to be with me even without the money? Does the money make me more attractive than I really am?”
But - what strikes me as strange as hell – is that many of these chicks, well the ones interviewed anyway, have serious boyfriends – “…though her boyfriend understood why she was in a relationship with a sugar daddy, (the sugar baby), felt compromised, as if she were leading two lives…”
Who would be able to do this?? I mean at 20 y.o. you should know whats wrong from right, no??? But then again, what is the difference b/w what this chick is doing and those Housewives from -insert city here-. Remember Gretchen from Orange County? And have you seen the new crop of heinous hoes on the latest – Housewives from N.J.?!?!
What do you guys think about this??