DateRank: noun. An authoritative gauge of the guy/girl sitting in front of you that’s far more accurate than your hopes or pre-conceptions.
In the uncertain world of dating in the city, where you often know very little of your date’s background, people find it reassuring to meet friends of the person they’re dating. First of all, phew, your date has friends! Second, it’s truly affirming if your date’s friends are people you could imagine being friends with as well. It’s like hoping that they have quality inbound links.
Last week as Vanessa and I made our way home from the Beauty Bar, she coined this concept as DateRank™. While perhaps dehumanizing and unromantic, the parallels between DateRank and PageRank remain numerous.
|“He has really cool friends.”||Quality inbound links|
|“His friends… let’s just say they’re questionable.”||Links to bad neighborhood|
|“Eh, we’re friends, but I don’t know her that well.”||rel=”nofollow”|
|Other dating signals||Other ranking signals|
|Looking for a meal ticket||Made for Adsense|