Just in case any of you thought I was making up the domain names in this week’s column, here’s an email I received just now which illustrates how it all works. It’s from the same bunch of guys as all the domains listed in the column, and it looks like this:
We received an email from someone you know who wants to go on a blind-date
This person has filled out their profile and we need you to fill
out your profile (1 minute application).
Upon filling out your profile you will receive a picture and information
about the person who wants to date you.
I particularly like the ‘sincerly’ bit, along with the ‘dating consultant’ tag. That must be a great job. Anyway, the link will take you to a page requesting your email address and a password which, if you’re fool enough to pass on like me, will take you to another page full of lots of pull-down menus for you to select from. These range from specifying your gender to describing your ideal date.
When you’re done with that, you’re promised “your date has been notified of your interest. You will receive an e-mail as soon as your date has been confirmed.” Needless to say there’s going to be a lot of disappointed folk out there, consoled in their vigil only by piles of spam landing in their inbox.