However, I will include a number of potential sample profiles below in the "additional resources." As my students discovered, these profiles can be easily found by "googling" phrases from the excerpts below (at least when I initially used them - users may have since set their profiles to private).I didn't use the full profiles as part of the class discussion, though I'm toying with the idea of doing so next time around.Regardless of specific rhetorical aim (a casual hook up, a future spouse, or something in between), at heart, each of these texts is saying to readers, “this is who I am, accept me.” So they seemed like a great source text to get my students really thinking about how and why they evaluate people: what sort of snap judgements they make, how they read into things without even realizing it.And it also served as an excellent talking point about the public nature of the internet - how just because we don’t anticipate particular audiences doesn’t mean our intended audience will be the only readers.Ok Cupid profiles offer a glimpse of more pragmatic, everyday ethos: how a person's general presentation or demeanor reflects an image back into the world.
Students will likely have a lot of fun with the exercise, but both times I've implemented the plan, I have had to work to keep the conversation from devolving into making vun of the profile in question.
Here are some questions to consider: For any of these questions, you will want to provide a specific example/quote/evidence to explain your assessment.
If you have an immediate reaction to the person's profile, try to identify what sparked the reaction.
No really it's true, not all guys are dumb assholes... The first person to contact me on this site, turned out to be a homeless stripper. Anyways I'm just saying I'm not like that or here for that.
I'm not to serious a person, more carefree and laid back if anything so being able to make fun of people without hating on them is a must.