If you’re single in this era you know that the dating scene has moved online, and the larger attention a comedian was getting for a joke profile on OkCupid compared to real life interactions led to one of Up Comedy Club’s funniest shows.
“#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment” is based on an actual experiment that the star of the show, Robyn Lynne Norris, did. Norris created a profile on OkCupid just to make sure her friends profile was fine, so she created what she thought would be the most undateable person ever—the craziest of cat ladies. What she didn’t expect was that her undateable profile would be getting more interest than she was getting out in the real world as a single lady. This led to Norris creating 38 undateable profiles and taking the hilariously awkward interactions on OkCupid and adapting it to the stage.
While the show tells you all the crazy things these users said it also adds an improv and matchmaking element where it grabs two members of the audience of the opposite sex that are single, asks them the questions asked on an OkCupid profile, and acts out what a date between the two of them will be like. So “#DateMe” gives you the opportunity to laugh at how ridiculous online dating can become as well as give you an opportunity to find your special someone—or not.
“#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment” is playing at the Up Comedy Club located at 230 W. North Ave. The show is recommended for adult audiences. For tickets and show times visit upcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=366586&.