So how does Orkut work?
Yes, as I was getting my hands wet with Orkut. I noticed a lot of interesting profiles.
There are some, which are written for the heck of it. Some are written like, Michelangelo worked on The Last Judgement on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel.
One of the profiles that impressed me, belongs to a guy who goes to IIT, works on Linux and chats on IRC. Works out De Moivre's theorems, and takes Quantum Physics special classes.
Watches Alfred Hitchcock's and reads Umberto Eco.
I was literally, in awe. A little green eyed monster did say hello. But it inspired me, reminding me where I am, and where I ought to be.
I always wished, I majored in Physics, worked out the most fascinating numbers, integrated the most soothing dynamic symmetries like BT did, ate fries for breakfast and went out for dates, in the mountain caves. (I know, I rhyme!)
I know, I'm a horrible dreamer - and if I ought to be living in the future - where feeling is an offense, and liberation is something that wouldn't be heard with delight but would be suppressed. Where all forms of arts are prohibited, be it Ayn Rand's Fountainhead to Frank Sinatra's songs. What life would that life be?
I'm going to go about the three tab description of the person, or at least his/her online realization of him/herself.
The 'About me' mostly tells you if you want to proceed reading the profile or save your time, trust me. Of course, you can read my 'About me'
Some of the profiles had, amazing pieces of information, quotes, original poems in their 'about me' section.
...and of course, any pretty girl and I'd check if she's single. Just all in vain, not knowing a better way than to communicate than to scrap?
It seems, these girls are often approached on an exponential times in the day (and night even, teehee!) by random people asking for friendship, loveship and what not - that keeps them pissed off, and would categorize even the descent ones in the same crowd? God knows!
I don't know if it is a horrible thing to browse pictures of strangers, but if they're displayed on the their albums, they're meant to be seen and appreciated?(Come on guys, you know!) Some are worth watching.
These profiles give informations, from the languages they speak to the cuisines they prefer. Its like getting to know the person almost virtually, without his/her knowledge, which freaks me out.
My favorite part comes here, where they write about their passions, sports and activities. It pretty much tells you what a person is doing right now, or is more likely to - unless it is fake.
Then comes this section, which tells you how intellectual the person, on the basis of how much he/she has read, watched. Their tastes in music. It often strikes me when I go through profiles which almost have like 112 artiste under the music section, which puzzles me if all of them are their favorites or they've jotted down everything they listen to.
This is a great place, in my opinion to fetch good movies to watch, especially the old ones. Its like you go through the personality and with that you can match the tastes in movies, the genre and have an approximate idea if we'd like the movie.(Its simple math, if you ask me.)
I should stop reading the cuisine section, as some of the fellow Orkutters have graphic and vivid details about what food they'd choose. Warning! This might initiate food cravings, and if you're on a diet. Dude, you better log off Orkut, like NOW!
This will tell you, which school did they go to, and which college as well. Needless for me to say. This is often interesting if you're willing to find someone who you went to school with and stuff.
Just like, this hot chick who was in my class in the 11th grade, and I did not have the balls to go ask her out, and now I do? Its great for people like that. But personally, I don't wish to meet people from my past, and those number of people who I should meet, already stand by me. I really have better ways of communicating with them, than Orkut.
Now this is for example, the most valuable piece of information a stranger would have about a girl he's taking out. Just like 'first date', must-know-about-her material.
Ideal match, need it be a celebrity or a renowned arithmeticians? A vivid description of traits that'd be looked in the person who's interested. More like a qualifying criteria.
First thing you'll notice about me, eye color, hair color, height, build didn't interest me enough.
Body art, of course tells how a person is, like Tattoos and piercing on every available skin or is the person actually sane, and is cool enough to carry a body art. (For guys: This is the meter that'd tell her how naughty she is, and you might actually get lucky? Date, I meant.)
There aren't enough options on 'Turn On', just the 12 preferences that they offer, but covers pretty much everything.
Turn Offs, mostly include body odour. This is what I fail to understand, we're so much into those perfumes and deos - we actually fail to appreciate what our natural smell is. Its not like, all of them who don't smother themselves with expensive aerosols of alcohol and musk, smell horrible.
Yes, of course - offensive odour is a major turn off.
for girls - what you learned in your past relationships necessarily does not mean, he's a liar, cheater. But something like, 'love isn't everything required to make a relationship work'. Be honest to an extent. Just don't express everything to scare away people who might actually be interested?
for guys - Most of them just diligently seem to ignore this section. Maybe not many were lucky in the past and are in search and thus on Orkut.
Five things I can't live with, Things you can find in my bathroom, or is it bedroom? I guess it'd be useful if you're going to lease their place or consider becoming a paying guest to share their room.