Columnist Alli Reed created a fake OKCupid profile of the “Worst woman on Earth” using a profile picture of her friend, a model, in order to conduct an experiment.
In an article for Cracked.com, Alli explains how she was disappointed by the responses her real OKCupid profile got, so decided to conduct an experiment “hoping to prove that there exists an online dating profile so loathsome that no man would message it.”
She created AaronCarterFan, a woman who describes herself as a “goddess,” who spends her days “partyinggggggg” and cannot live without “$$$”.
The persona Alli created is self-important, immature, spoiled, racist, lazy, mean, manipulative and ignorant.
AaronCarterFan is proud that she doesn’t work and her parents pay her bills because they think she’s in law school and she’s really good at “convincing people I’m pregnant.. LOL”.
The profile got 150 messages in 24 hours.
The columnist admits that she was disappointed, but she consoled herself that they probably didn’t read the profile.
So she tried to respond to their messages in a horrible way.
At first she was “unforgivably awful”, saying things like “I fake being pregnant so much that I’m like amazing at it, I deserve a nobel prize for it”.
To Alli’s disappointment, men kept messaging AaronCarterFan, so she moved to answers that showed that this woman “will ruin your life” – posing as a gold digger, asking them to meet to give them a mermaid tattoo or even to pull out one of their teeth!
After this response technique failed, the columnist did not give up.
She continued with downright “crazy-crazy” answers but to no avail.
Men kept messaging her asking to meet her.
In her conclusion, Alli says: “I could extrapolate from my data that men have been so deeply socialized to value women solely on their appearance that many of them seem unable to take any other aspect of who she is.”
Rather, she stays optimistic: “I know many of you would never message AaronCarterFan, but many of you would, and a whole bunch of you did. You’re better than that.”
Read Alli’s account here.