Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Editor's Note: This article does not represent the opinions of the Datingish team in any way. I value both of my interns and their efforts to post articles that will get the readers talking and having discussions relating to dating, and sometimes, slightly less dating-related topics. Thank you.
On Datingish, there are two writers who post on average several articles per week: Jenn and CarlyPaige. Both authors write similar articles, such as what they expect from guys or some experience they had with a specific guy, etc. However, here's where the two differ and this explains why I have a bias for one over the other:
Jenn is the type of girl with personality traits that everyone LOVES to hate. I mean, these are the type of personality traits you would see in some snobbish girl on some MTV reality show or among some stereotypical preppy bitch in a movie. In other words, they're the type of traits that people wouldn't dare show in a group, much like those that frequent Xanga. They're the type of traits that we blame American society for promoting with the lewd music and TV shows. So here comes someone who possesses all these traits we so hate, judging by her articles, and shocks everyone to disbelief.
Everyone can't help but react like, "I can't believe she just said that!" The thing though is she cuts the BS and isn't afraid to express those thoughts and doesn't care to appeal to the masses. The comments and reactions she receives are equally entertaining. We have Xanga's elite devoting blog entries to how much of a shallow snob she is and how everyone should ignore her (but said posters can't do that themselves).
This may be an outlandish comparison, but have you ever watched that movie Problem Child before? It's that movie about the little redheaded kid named Junior, who is so bad that 30 different families returned him to the orphanage. There's this scene where Junior is with his "dad" on a camping trip with their neighbors. The kids are singing a bunch of lame kids songs and they're all like, "Hey, let's tell ghost stories!" and "Let's roast marshmallows!" Junior on the other hand suggests that they "Start a forest fire!" and all the kids are like "That's bad! I'm telling mom!"
Well, Jenn kind of reminds me of Junior and the other kids around the fire remind me of the majority of the commenters to her posts. Maybe I wouldn't associate myself with someone like that in real life, but I can't help but laugh and feel entertained. Therefore, I always look forward to whatever article Jenn posts next and love to see the overreactions from fellow Xangans.
CarlyPaige is the typical college girl who walks around covered by a social veil. A studious, hard-working, devoted student in the field of anthropology, psychology, physiology, whateverology by day, and a hardcore drinker, club dancer and sex magnet by night. You'll see said girl wearing thick-rimmed glasses to make herself look more intelligent, sophisticated, and nerd-friendly. This is the type of girl who acts nice but really isn't nice at all.
For example, a guy will ask her out, but instead of simply telling the guy "I'm not interested" or "You're not my type", she'll come up with a bunch of lame excuses and drag things out for months and hope said guy gets the clue. Very dishonest. On Datingish, most of her articles up until now have been pretty boring in my opinion. The one about her dating the obnoxious black guy because she didn't want to appear racist sparked the same controversy an article by Jenn would spark, but I just shook my head at this one. Still, I'll read her articles because it's fun to stir the pot with her.
What are your overall thoughts on the comparison between these two writers?