Thursday, March 29, 2012

desperately seeking dating feedback

If you've ever worked in a corporate setting, then chances are, you're familiar with the 360 review process. For those of you that have never gone through it, it basically provides an employee with performance feedback from everyone they work with: subordinates, peers, higher-ups, etc. So, when one of our loyal readers sent me this got me thinking, what if there were 360 reviews for relationships?

The website only gets us halfway there. They offer men and women the opportunity to get feedback on RE: their failed relationship attempts, from the very person that disappeared on them. Check out the video for the full explanation.

I hope we can all agree, this is a terrible idea. I'm willing to bet that most guys far, far away if a girl sent them a request for feedback after a date. It reeks of desperation-- or I've been dumped a lot and I'm trying to figure out why. I have a feeling their only clientele are former Bachelor contestants. Plus, if a guy was too lazy and non-confrontational to actually break up with you, I'm not sure he'd willingly take the time to fill out a survey listing all your faults. Unless of course he's one of those people that just loves to fill out surveys. According to this article, the site has gotten 1,300 solicitations for feedback and only 300 people have actually responded.

I'm seriously considering testing it out by asking a guy I used to date to fill out one of these things, but I'm too terrified that the feedback would be "not physically attracted to her"-- if you think about it, unless you're in the "she's so awesome, I'm intimidated" category, then they probably stopped pursuing you, because they thought you'd give them ugly babies.

Either way, WotWentWrong needs a little help. First of all, I'm really not into them spelling the word "what" wrong. I know it was probably a domain name issue, but couldn't they have at least gone with "Wut"? Also, they need to be a little more ambitious with their whole concept. Why not make it a full on anonymous 360 review, where the person seeking advice could also solicit feedback from friends, family, and co-workers. I could tell you my theory on why some friends and family members have had a pattern of bad relationships, but it's not like I'm ever going to tell them to their faces. But via anonymous survey?! Bring it!

Any takers on doing a full on investigative report on this site for the BLOW OFF? I might force the H bomb to fill one out for me.


  1. I would SO do it if I was even remotely dating right now. I'm even terrified of my OKCupid account.

  2. That is a terrible idea. Sometimes the "it's not you, it's me" is better than hearing I just don't find you attractive anymore.