Here's what it looks like: Initially, I was surprised that people were making such a big deal of the message itself—when I got it over a year ago, it barely fazed me.
Luke Du Bois (TED Talk: Insightful human portraits made from data) decided to make his own survey of the country.
When I found out the message was actually ripped from a pickup artist's website, that didn't shock me either.
After all, I regularly receive online dating messages like this: Though I haven't seen that one on pickup artist forums, I have a feeling it's a classic example of "negging"—the pickup artist technique of saying something unkind about a woman so that she'll seek validation from you.
Every ten years, the US government takes a national census to find out who lives where, what they do for work, the languages they speak and more.
It’s good, important stuff, but it doesn’t necessarily tell Americans who they are — the dreams and goals of ordinary people, how we describe ourselves.
Now, with online dating websites and apps, it has become easy to find a partner — or in this case, a match — even from a different country if you wish.