I just received the following message:
Anti Belle,So the questions I have are these:
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[Big-Name Dating Site] Representative
- Has the [Big-Name Dating Site] Representative who sent me this message read anything on this site? Ever? (Likely not...)
- Has s/he noted my neurosis or the way in which I take pleasure in ripping my dates to shreds for the entertainment of friends and strangers here on the interwebs? (If so, Devil!)
- Are [Big-Name Dating Site] and its Representative screwing over their actual paying customers by exposing them to mean, bitter bloggers everywhere in the hopes of generating some word-of-mouth advertising? (Obviously...)
- But shouldn't [Big-Name Dating Site] and its Representatives have the best interest of its paying users in mind at all times? (Okay, everyone knows even I'm not that naive...)
- Are the paying users of [Big-Name Dating Site] ready for the likes of Belle? (Likely not...)
- Am I ready to re-enter the online dating scene? (...)
- Will a "free" account at [Big-Name Dating Site] yield results any different from those garnered at other free dating sites I've tried? (...)