“As it turns out: nope.” Like many of our contemporary social dilemmas, however, it’s hard to say which is to blame: human nature, or the Internet?I suspect, although I can’t say for certain, that even at a bar or dog park many people would be willing to overlook quite a bit to get with someone as attractive as Rae Johnston — Reed’s friend, who supplied the pictures for the fake profile.
Reed considered the possibility that the men who replied to Aaron Carter Fan simply skipped over the profile and went straight for the photos, so she gave them the benefit of the doubt.
"My new goal was to get these men to stop messaging her back," she writes.
Alli Reed, a writer for Cracked.com, created a fake profile on Ok Cupid simply to see if a truly appalling and terrible woman could still get men to hit on her as long as she was attractive.
She blogged about the entire experience, but here are the highlights.
the "worst online dating profile ever." Her thesis: There did indeed exist a woman "so awful, so toxic, so irredeemably unlikeable that no one would message her, or if they did, at least they would realize they never, ever wanted to meet her." As it turns out, there wasn't.