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Monday, November 17, 2014

San Francisco Man Uses Girlfriend Application to Meet Women

Posted By on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM

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If you think about it, online-dating profiles are basically dating resumes. Users scroll through the profiles of other users and contact the ones who best meet their personal criteria, much like an employer sifting through resumes to determine whom to hire. Although unlike searching for a job, people looking for a date don’t fill out and submit a dating application for a specific person — but what if they did?

One San Francisco-based YouTuber decided to do just that (he has asked that his last name be omitted because he doesn’t want his YouTube life to interfere with his business life, so we will refer to him here on out as simply Bachelor Chuck).

Called TheSureChuck, Bachelor Chuck’s YouTube channel is composed of several videos that are combination pranks and social experiments, mostly centered around picking up girls. In one video he wanders the beaches of Santa Cruz with a speedo, a red rose and a Borat-like accent, asking various women to marry him, and in another video he pretends to be blind as an excuse to hit on female passersby.

For his most recent video, Bachelor Chuck posted up at San Francisco State University with a large sign reading “Girlfriend Application” and a clipboard containing an actual — yep — girlfriend application, which contained questions ranging from “what’s your occupation?” to “How many sexual partners have you had?”.

Over the course of several hours, B.C. approached female students — or waited for them to come to him. (Honestly, if you saw a dude with a sign that said “Girlfriend Application,” wouldn’t you be a little bit curious?) And then he asked them if they were interested in “applying.”

While B.C. did get two coffee dates as a result of his experiment, he was also trying to make a point.

“I know a lot of people who rely on technology to meet people,” B.C. said. “I think if single people want to meet other single people, they should just take the initiative and go out and say 'hi' to people on the street.”

B.C. initially got the idea for this particular video when one of his friends told him about Tinder. After learning about the concept of the dating app and talking to people who use other electronic dating platforms, such as OkCupid and PlentyofFish, B.C. decided to take the basic concept of such sites and apps and apply it to meeting people in real life.

“Our parents had to look people up in a phone book if they wanted to take them out on a date, call them up, and then get coffee,” he said. “They would actually sit down and get to know each other.”

B.C. is hoping to bring back the old school method of meeting people — face to face instead of screen to screen.

“I’m not saying everyone should go out and make an application like I did,” B.C. said. “Just by being more outgoing and shaking hands and talking to people on the street, you can get the same result.”

Check out Bachelor Chuck's "Girlfriend Application" video below:


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