New Yorker Brandon Scott Wolf tried Tinder, OkCupid and eHarmony but alas found no luck in love with online dating. So, in a bid to increase the odds in his favour, the Brooklyn-based bartender and comedian set up his own dating website, where the only option is, well, him.
To sign up to DateBrandonScottWolf.com, willing women have to write a 500 to 1,000-word essay that describes a particular accomplishment or event in their lives. “This transition between a joke and a legitimate online dating website is what’s specifically for me,” Wolf, 25, told Metro.
Why did you create your own site? No luck on Tinder?
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I initially made DateBrandonScottWolf.com to parody traditional online dating sites like Match.com, eHarmony, and OkCupid. I wrote a comedic sketch about two years ago where an average man who's tired of getting lost in the online dating shuffle decides to create an online dating website for himself in order to stand out. After several revisions I decided to insert myself into the script to make the joke more realistic and fun.
How many girls have contacted you so far?
Since the website launched, over 400 people have created profiles –which is 400 more than I was originally expecting. [Laughs] Now it seems that this transition between a joke and a legitimate online dating website is what’s specifically for me. First and foremost though, it's satire – satire that will hopefully help me land a manager/agent and a girlfriend.
Only girls can sign up?
The site is open to everyone, as long as you can fill out the free online personality quiz, then you can create a profile.
Why do the site users have to write an essay?
The online personality quiz is primarily a compilation of humorous multiple choice questions, though I included one serious essay question where those creating profiles have to "discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family" in 500 to 1,000 words. Why? Because it's hysterical... Also, it gives me a chance to learn more about the people who are creating profiles.
What can willing applicants look forward to?
For those creating profiles with the intent to go on a date with me all I can offer is myself: I'm a guy who is 5'9" (175cm), like 175 pounds (79kg), and my body type is normal.
You’re a comedian so won’t people then see the site as a joke?
There are a lot of people who have taken the site seriously and if they seem earnest and genuine I will consider reaching out to go on dates with them.