Online dating buzzfeedyellow staff
I’ve had a few awkward first dates, but nothing even compares to what these people confess.
You put in all this effort and then it usually ends poorly.
Thanks to good ole Buzzfeed for putting this gem together.
In the video above, Buzz Feed gives us a chilling peek at what it would be like if people were utterly transparent about themselves on dating sites.
I achieved the near-impossible Monday morning, October 7, at approximately am. I got fired from a website with a staff that had grown from under 100 to well over 400 during my 18 months of employment. Buzz Feed editor-in-chief Ben Smith called me into his office via GChat and said something like, "This is just not working out, your stuff.
Let's just say, it's 'creative differences.'" (I paraphrase, but he most certainly used the c and d words.) I reached down to pull up one of my socks. Ben got a worried look on his face and started to peek under the table.
If this sounds to you like I was obsessed with traffic, then you've obviously never been to one of Buzz Feed's uncomfortably cultish Thursday evening all-hands-on-deck meetings.I was "officially" fired at my apartment on Halloween, via a letter delivered by UPS.Inside the envelope were two copies of the legal document, one to sign and return and another for my records.Both copies had CUTE stickers affixed to the first page. I know for a fact that there are more appropriate varieties of sticky notes in the Buzz Feed office supply cabinet that do not have "CUTE" printed on them, including white ones with a ghosted red Buzz Feed logo.A 53-year-old man, Buzz Feed's oldest ever employee, jobless and without health insurance? Not as CUTE: Making your advertising critic disappear posts that criticize the advertisements of big advertisers, which Ben Smith did to me on at least one ocassion.