Oct 28, 2009 11:21pm

So I log on and see this weird blueish block I had never seen before. I click on it... It's OKC's newest feature: The IceBreaker.

After that, nothing but speechlessness and laughter could describe the following 5 minutes.


Oct 28, 2009 11:23pm





Oct 28, 2009 11:33pm

OMG. And I thought it was FAIL when it suggested "architecture" for me. That one really takes the cake though. Now we just have to wait for it to suggest "crystal meth", "AIDS", or "hell" to some poor unwitting homosexual.


Oct 29, 2009 12:11am


....soooooooooo, u like lexapro?

omg so do i

i knew that 89% meant something


Oct 29, 2009 1:38am

This is why I love OKC. They're free, so so it's like they use duct tape to fix their current programs, and put out beta versions of others without alerting the BETA part. Thus, we see them trying to match me with another depressed person.

So much to talk about. I should message her, whoever she is.


Oct 29, 2009 5:29am

I had icebreaker for a day and then it disappeared, and I think the only thing it recommended for me to talk about was sushi. Hah, like a good 90% of lesbians don't like sushi in one form or another. But accurate first message topic, I think not. Or that could be why I don't get any replies...oh icebreaker haha.


Oct 29, 2009 7:00am

I still can not believe that they introduced a feature that, essentially, automates one of the most complained about aspects of dating sites.

I can just imagine the meeting that took place.. 'Hmmm, one of the things girls complain about is random guys sending them obvious form letters without reading their profile.  How can we make this process easier?'

It would not be so bad if it just sent it to one match... but spamming? *headdesk*


Oct 29, 2009 9:11am

After reading the initial post, I felt compelled to check my icebreaker feature, nothing there. I must be special


Oct 29, 2009 10:02am

Awesome. Love it.


Oct 29, 2009 10:31am

The icebreaker feature doesn't suggest anyone for me. It tells me I need to add more interests to my profile.

Because I guess I'm the only dude who likes big rubber codpieces, pussy, and Gillian Welch.


Oct 29, 2009 11:16am

^ You could always create some sock puppets.


Oct 29, 2009 12:18pm

You'd think they'd actually base them on what you specifically marked as interests (with the double brackets). Instead, they just compare profiles word-for-word. I guess that's why they call it "beta".

But you have to admit... Lexapro is pretty unique. Most people wouldn't put that on their profile. ;)


Oct 29, 2009 1:42pm

If anything, it makes me think the IceBreaker feature might be a success.  I mean, it's already given you an inside joke to cackle about w/that lesbian it recommended!  <3


Oct 29, 2009 2:10pm

I hate Ice Breakers. It recommended three people for me and every time it says "They are between the ages of 18 and 100, like _____" Really? Great. You found someone else who's ALIVE and likes something I do. Awesome.


Oct 29, 2009 2:32pm

That's hilarious! Definitely strike up a conversation with her, lol. I agree ^^. This is going to make for a lot of inside jokes in the foreseeable future.


Oct 29, 2009 2:32pm

I have not yet seen this Ice Breaker feature...and it sounds like I'm not missing anything.

I have had a feature called the Buzz appear in my sidebar recently, maybe about a week ago. Clicked on the link, I was taken to a page where, apparently, you're supposed to fill in the blank for "I'd like to chat about ________ ", and then people who happen to be checking out the Buzz and happen to find your topic interesting will supposedly then strike up some kind of chat with you. But I saw no evidence of any kind of chats actually occurring (?). Looked kinda dull so far.

The Buzz might be a (so-called) A-List-only feature as it disappeared from my sidebar today at the same moment I had let my A-List expire. And, honestly, neither disappearance is any kind of loss.


Oct 29, 2009 2:45pm

It's gone now. I think they realized that random word selection is just wrong.

If you look to the top of the image, where we find our Welcome and Sign Out buttons, you'll see the very bottom of where the IceBreaker button was.

For those of you wondering why Lexapro is in my profile - THIS IS NOT MY DATING PROFILE! Remember Camera_Monkey? Yeah, she's deactivated. This is me. We can be friends.


Oct 29, 2009 2:58pm

And I thought it was funny when I got Radiohead. Ha.


Oct 29, 2009 6:29pm

That's hilarious...


Oct 29, 2009 7:38pm

Literally laughing out loud! That made my day. Thanks for sharing. And if you're taking Lexapro, I hope things work out for you.

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