Posts Tagged ‘humor’

SkaDate Dating Software: Expendables Detour

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

by Zima

SKADATE DATING SOFTWARE EXPENDABLES DETOURYou know, I had a culture shock the other day, when several of my SkaDate Dating Software female co-workers in their 20s asked me to join them for The Expendables 2 premiere. And no, it’s not because I’m never asked for movie dates, let alone by several women at once. It’s because I always thought the whole Expendables franchise was geared towards the male nostalgia for the Reagan-era testosterone-driven homo-erotic right-wing cinematic propaganda.

In short, I was under assumption that you had to be alive in the 80s (and preferably a man) to appreciate the current return of tough-as-nails guys, each of whom specializes in massacring commies by the thousand. Sometimes barehanded.

But I guess Hollywood brought it upon itself by setting up wimps like Shia LaBeouf as modern day heroes. Seriously, Hollywood, even I can take out this guy, let alone a group of my female co-workers!

What it has to do with SkaDate dating script or online dating in general? Well, for one, it proves yet again that you should never underestimate your target audience. Also, it tells you that we are an awesome bunch of people who can really appreciate old muscled dudes beating the crap out of each other. And to celebrate just that I’ll give you a slideshow matchmaking the Expendables bunch with their perfect other halves. Enjoy!

 

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SkaDate Dating Software Presents: Five Songs About Online Dating

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

by Zima

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.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmOURmSGPec

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.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJPN2u3LrpU

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…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikvPSp30yZg

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.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vVdWHADKto&feature=player_embedded

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.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU1x8Ll62QE

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!

SkaDate Dating Software Tips About Tips

Friday, June 15th, 2012

by Zima

SkaDate Dating Software Tips About TipsYou know, I’ve been running SkaDate Dating Software blog for a while now, covering industry news, explaining advantages of various niches, humoring you on occasion, introducing members of our team to the public, and giving advise on handling SkaDate dating script in the most beneficial way possible.

What I haven’t done is listing actual pointers for online dating. I’m talking about those “tips,” and “guides,” and “do’s and don’ts” articles the Internet is swimming in. I haven’t done it because there’s just too many of them around, and because, let’s face it, most of them are just way too dim to begin with. Use a good picture? Well, thanks, because I was about to upload the one during the root canal surgery.

So, instead, in a typical SkaDate-Blogish way, I’ll give you five tips on how NOT TO compile guides for your dating site members.

Don’t Be Condescending

This one, I believe, is essential, but just flies over the heads of Internet article writers all the time. Like the already mentioned photo advise, tips about using proper grammar or good avatars are incredibly supercilious, don’t you think? It’s as if advise givers believe their audience is a bunch of morons, completely oblivious to their environment. Seriously, if you are giving tips, treat your members as equals, unless you want to be viewed as a “that condescendingly annoying douche.”

That Sexual Thing

Unless it’s in your TOS, I don’t think there is a reason to tell your members about their sexual behavior. It doesn’t matter if you run a Christian or Adult dating site; your visitors made a conscious choice coming there and already know what to expect. Trust me, no tips will stop your male members from sharing pictures of their privates if they decided the world absolutely has to appreciate the beauty.

Be Open and Upfront

Don’t pretend that you wrote a PhD thesis on online dating, unless you really have. But even if you have, just pretend that you haven’t, because A) no one cares, and B) no one will believe you. But yeah, basing your tips on real situations, and presenting them in a simple form will always be better than lecturing your members. Fun is a part of the game. Keep it that way.

Conspiracy Theory

I’ve read many times in numerous advise articles how people should not reveal too much about themselves. Frankly, this is baffling, especially if these articles go along with dating sites running extensive questionnaires, which take weeks to fill. In fact, telling your members what to say (and not say), just raises suspicion about the entire community you are running. Be a good host and leave it up to your guests to restrain themselves.

Be Original

No one wants to read the same “Top Ten Online Dating Tips” over and over in re-arranged order. Just ask yourself one question: “Is your site on the Internet?” Hopefully, the answer is yes, which already qualifies you as a mild expert in everything online. But then you should be aware that your members also have to use Internet to reach your service, which means they’ve likely come across dozens of advise articles just by opening their browser. All I’m sayin’ – if you want your tips to work for you, make them original. ;-)

SkaDate Dating Software Presents:
Avengers Online Dating Profiles

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

by Zima

SkaDate Dating Software Presents: Avengers Online Dating ProfilesHey guys! Know what I did last month (apart from writing for the SkaDate Dating Software blog that is)? I watched The Avengers. Several times. Some of them on the row. And it looks like I wasn’t alone in this seemingly irrational behavior. Going by box office numbers, the entire world population just gave up and went to see the costumed heroes fight Tom Hiddleston and strike poses.

Before that haze is gone and replaced with the delirium of the oncoming Dark Knight Rises, I want to return to the Marvel characters for the one last hurray. Bear with me, SkaDate dating script holders, I wouldn’t dare taking a lot of your time on the last day of May. Instead, I’ll give you a few superhero profiles. Don’t forget to click on each image for a bigger picture!

 1. Black Widow

SkaDate Dating Software Presents: Avengers Online Dating Profiles

 

 

2. Iron Man

SkaDate Dating Software Presents: Avengers Online Dating Profiles

 

3. Thor

SkaDate Dating Software Presents: Avengers Online Dating Profiles

 

4. Captain America

SkaDate Dating Software Presents: Avengers Online Dating Profiles

 

5. Hawkeye

SkaDate Dating Software Presents: Avengers Online Dating Profiles

 

 

SkaDate Dating Software Niches 101: Geek Dating

Friday, May 18th, 2012

by Zima

SkaDate Dating Software Niche 101: Geek DatingWelcome back to the SkaDate Dating Software series on online dating niches. Check out this list for our past entries. Today I want to do something different, and instead of looking at obvious top-tier choices in the selection of categories, I’ll dig deeper.

After all, you don’t have to be a brainiac to make a sugar-daddy service work. How about a website for geeks? Can it make money and become popular? Well, yes of course it can. Everything is possible with a little bit of thinking and a handy copy of the SkaDate dating script.

Remember when Rick Moranis was the epitome of geekness? Yeah, that time has passed. And if you are asking who’s Rick Moranis, than you are not geek enough to read a post about geek dating niche. The geekness of Rick Moranis was trendy before it was mainstream. Only in his time he was just that – a geek and little more. (Mr. Moranis, please come back, we need you).

Before continuing further, we should come to terms with the fact that we have to readjust our values a bit. Things that were considered ‘geek’ in high school are actually hip now. That’s right.

Do you even know who’s considered geek these days? Let’s see. Natalie Portman, Jessica Biel, Thora Birch, Ellen Page, Jordana Brewster, Emma Watson, Zooey Deschanel, etc.  And these are just Geek Chics – the girls who openly embrace their geeky stereotype (with the exception of Deschanel, of course, who is actually a Geek Goddess).

Also, look around you – we live in a real geek renaissance, with sci-fi and comic book movies setting box office records, fashion industry incorporating traditionally nerdy elements in their collections, tech development becoming a standard water cooler topic, and genuine geeks turning into millionaires and ruling the world.

That’s good news to you, the owner of a geek dating website. Because geeks pay. Indeed, people like Thomas Lennon’s character in 17 Again are no longer a hyperbole. Just ask anybody in Palo Alto. Or anywhere else outside the set of the latest Sylvester Stallone’s movie.

So basically, by setting up a geek site you’ll score anyway. It will attract both, real and proud geeks, as well as a much larger crowd of people who think that it’s hip to pretend to be geek.

Look, in the past geeks posed as being someone else on the Internet just to attract attention. Now it works the other way around. The toughest of your former classmates don huge-frame glasses, brush up on Star Trek and Marvel heroes, and dust off forgotten Hasbro merchandise to venture online. Girls dig this stuff at the moment. And that’s a clear opportunity to capitalize on the trend.

In fact, I think I found more geek dating sites while doing research for this post than I did while writing about any of the past Niche 101 articles. GeeksMeet, Geek 2 Geek, Soul Geek, Sweet on Geeks, Nerd Passions, Geek Love, etc., And then there’s Geek is Single, which openly states on the front page that it’s a site, “Where the girls chase the geeks”. You get the picture.