Hey, guys! Do you know what day is it today? Don’t bother thinking too hard - “it’s not Friday” - is the answer I was looking for. Yes, indeed, it’s Tuesday, the day SkaDate Dating Software blog is usually reserved for some serious or at least semi-serious stuff. Well, what can I say, this tradition just went out the window, ha!
As you can see, I’m in a great mood. For surfing!
Yeah, I’ll be surfing YouTube today, looking for songs about Online/Internet Dating/Love. Because it’s June and webmasters who are not actually surfing real waves, need a little boost to keep on making money with their copies of the SkaDate dating script. Here’s what I dug up in the pile of sarcasm, known as the world’s biggest video-sharing website.
Let’s face it, online dating is an easy target, and in essence, this song takes jabs at it in the most cliche way possible. Dozens of Internet performers and comedians have done this to death. But I still like the video, since the singer actually looks like she rather enjoyed all her web adventures before the computer broke. And I’ve got to note that since the family managed to upload the video on the net, the relationship must have worked out just fine, unlike in the next instance.
Oh, this one’s good on several levels. Remember a story a couple of months back, when Alissa Bereznak, a Gizmodo writer (of all people) bashed Magic: the Gathering World Championship Jon Finkel for being too nerdy, after meeting him on a dating site? Well, this is a song that fights back, but never steps over the line of a typical online rage. Nicely done. Except, I wonder why Finkel’s name is not mentioned once throughout the song. Not important? Kinda like he was to Alissa, hmm…
Let’s have a professional performance for a change. That’s Melissa Dinwiddie singing Online Dating Blues in Las Vegas. The sincerity expressed here, on top of the sheer beauty of her voice, even managed to convince the folks over at Online Dating Industry Journal to feature the song on their blog.
Can’t you see, we are breaking stereotypes here? Two girls, one ukulele. None of the cynicism. Just a sweet song about online dating right at the moment, when we all thought nothing like this was possible. After all, the setting alone can raise suspicion. But think again, and better yet, watch the following video.
This one went viral last year and did a lot to restore my hope for humanity, although not for Danish singers - those are hopeless. But yes, things like this makes me believe we are all making the world a little better, or in the very least, a little quirkier in a good, innocent, fun way. Enjoy the last week of June!