Aparna Nancherla - The Perils of Online Dating

Aparna Nancherla Season 5, Ep 5 09/09/2016 Views: 1,053

Aparna Nancherla reflects on her experiences with Internet dating sites and talks about why she went out with a fan who asked her out online after a show. (1:12)

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My problem with dating is,like,

you have to show up and be fun?

It's like, what are you, a king?

(laughter)

Like, you should just be gladthat I'm real.

It's just a lot to ask.

And, you know, I've tried,uh, I've tried Internet dating,

that's big now.

Uh, I've tried a couple sites,

I've tried, um, Match,I've tried "OkCup-id," uh...

I-I, I spent a good monthon Yelp.

You know, like,I feel like I've...

gone the distance.

But, I, I even had to thinkoutside the box this past year.

Like, I, I got asked outover Facebook.

Uh, which, in and of itself,isn't that interesting,

but the thing is,it was someone I didn't know.

And they sent me a message.

They were just like, "Oh, I sawyou do stand-up at a show.

Uh, I thought you werereally funny, let's go out."

And, normally,I would be like, "No."

But I was at a vulnerable pointin my life, and I was also like,

"You know what? He didn't evenask, he just decided.

"Like, I respect

that decisiveness in a man."

And it's also like,what is that expression?

YODO, you know, "you onlydate occasionally," so...

you have to takethe opportunities

when they present themselves.

Uh, the one thing that was weirdabout him right off the bat,