Would you create a dating site only for yourself?
As previously reported in the Inquisitr, one man — Brandon Scott Wolf of Kensington, Brooklyn, bartender and comedian, did exactly that. Two months after a major breakup, Wolf, not keen on “the competition” at other dating sites, decided to do something about it, and created DateBrandonScottWolf.com. “For more information about me,” he says in his introductory video, “read my profile. It’s the only one on the site.”
He’s open to anything from casual dating to a more serious relationship, and as the New York Daily News notes, “… yes, that means being able to lay on a couch together while wearing pajamas and watching Bob’s Burgers (LOL)”
“People have asked me, ‘Are you serious? Or is this a joke?’ And my only response is, ‘I’m not even sure.’ “
Less than a month later, Brandon is feeling far more confident of his dating site. The New York Post reports that he has been contacted about going out 650 times. At this point, he could go on a date every night for the next two years and not even get the weekends off. This also means that he can honestly say that he’s created the most successful dating site ever. From a certain perspective, at least; other dating sites would quite like to show numbers like that.
Screening for Brandon’s suitors is stringent. Those signing up for his dating site must include a picture of themselves and a 500-1000 word essay about “an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.” Which really isn’t all that different from what the average dating site asks users to write in volume, but definitely sounds a lot more meaningful than “What is your favourite food?”
To be fair, he does also include a small, more traditional multiple-choice questionnaire as part of registering to the site, but even that is fairly tongue-in-cheek — among other highlights, the top age range is 31-112, Caucasian is offered as a gender option (and a sexual preference option), and every “ideal date” option starts with eating a piece of pie, except for “June 9 — LOL”. Readers are encouraged to check out the entire sign-up process over at Wolf’s dating site themselves as the questionnaire alone is worth the visit.
Many respondents to Wolf’s dating profile at the site say that they just did it for fun, or out of curiosity. Many others, however, are serious about wanting to date him. Wolf, who recently tried Tinder (and didn’t have much success with the “meat market” dating app) found that he was much happier with the results of his own site. He says it helps not having competition.
“If you’re not ridiculously attractive by the media standard, you won’t stand out.”
Thus far, Brandon has gone on one date from a woman he met on his site, a “nice, normal first date”: coffee at a Williamsburg cafe. “Thankfully, I wasn’t catfished or murdered,” he jokes.
[Photo courtesy Brandon Scott Wolf/datebrandonscottwolf.com]