A friend of mine has just started dating a new woman. Since we don’t live near each other, he referred me to her Myspace page to see what she was like.
I’m afraid that I suspect that she’s kind of annoying and not too bright. First of all, she has a tooth-grindingly grating emo-rock radio song playing on her page. I freakin’ hate it when people have inane songs blasting on their pages. There’s also an overpoweringly fancy background scheme which is advertising that she owns a TransAm.
The next bothersome part was, she is in school to be an elementary school teacher, but she has multiple misspellings on her page (“hikeing,” “women” instead of “woman,” “ill” instead of “I’ll” and no correct use of apostrophes anywhere, scattershot capitalization, grammatical errors, stuff like that; it reads like it was written by a 15 year old). Is this just par for the course on Myspace or is it indicative of how she writes/spells IRL? As a teacher, I find that depressing and a little infuriating. She also has about 5 uses of “lol” on her page, which is the hallmark of a moron IME.
Tons of pictures of her, mostly the ones where you took a picture of yourself with your cell phone. About 20 of them. She was obviously trying to attract dudes with her profile, from the cutesy/pseudo-sexiness of some of them. I hate to say she’s also not all that cute, either. Some of her pictures, I wonder why she posted them, because they are not flattering at all.
So my friend wanted me to check out his new GF, all happy, and sadly now I have a negative impression of her. Am I likely to be way off base about her? How accurately do Myspace (or Facebook or whatever) profiles correlate with the personality of the person IRL? Have you ever met someone after seeing their Myspace profile? Did it match up?
Maybe I’m just too old for Myspace. This girl is 27, though, so she’s not some kid either. I hate to acquire a bias against a person I have never met based on a stupid online profile, but… I think I already have. Ah well. I hope she’s at least a nice, decent person, regardless. Hard to tell that from Myspace, I guess.