Dating sites can be a good filter for finding out someone’s intelligence.
For instance, if someone says “I’m smarter then that” you can assume they were at best a C student in a vocational school and more than likely didn’t go to college because they werent’ smurt enough.
Now I didn’t finish college, but that wasn’t because I was the dumb.. I was impatient and didn’t put enough effort into it, nor did I want to spend the time and money to go after a degree that didn’t meet my particular interests and career path. That and.. well.. I’m math-tarded.
I can’t explain to you though, my frustration with simple grammatical mistakes like mistaking THEN and THAN. I mean it’s not even like a “you’re” vs “your” thing. They’re CLEARLY different words. You may as well be using the word “pepsi” when you mean to use the word “steak.” They’re that far apart.
Guh.. I just can’t believe some of this shit. Don’t go on a diatribe on a dating site about how everyone else sucks and THEN use THEN instead of THAN in your profile preview.
I’m not perfect, god knows that! But you don’t see me putting things like “don’t even talk to me unless you’re a perfect 10” or some crap on my profile, then making some grotesque easily detected grammatical error.
I may not be a grammar nazi, but I do have 2 really big pet peeves. Then/Than and Your/You’re. It pisses me off even more when you respond to an incorrect “your” with a “my what?” (like, say someone says “your smart” you might respond with “my smart what?” and then they don’t understand……)
Let me give you a little back story on this. In fact, no, I’ll give it to you in a 4chan quickstory type format with a greentext type format. (I dunno what it’s called, I’m old, fuck you.)
>be in IRC
>get into some kinda petty argument with a guy who’s 26 and say “your” incorrectly.
>Get berated about being wrong on the topic, including facts, links to data proving that you’re wrong, THEN being laid into about grammar and he rage quits
>feeling really humiliated in front of a lot of people you talk to regularly.
>learned 2 grammar a little better and never forgot.