"Love is Blind", Copyright Carolyn Colton, Spring 2013
RISD, Spring 2013
Intermediate Video Degree Project
"As a single woman it is time to take things into my own hands – cue OkCupid. My female friends have often told me to make an OkCupid profile, whether it be for the laughs, or for actual dating, they said I’d have nothing to lose. Like other online dating websites, OkCupid allows you to make a profile, upload a maximum of ten pictures, and answer questions that help to match you with people who answered similarly (...)
So what do I have to lose? Over the course of the next couple months it is my goal to set up several of my own blind dates on OkCupid, and really discover if ‘Love is Blind’. (...)This female tradition of documentation seems to be lost in this Internet age, and thus deserves its shining moment as I dive into the online dating world. Perhaps this experiment is an invasion of privacy, but if Love is really blind, then in the long run a blind date, a blind camera—shouldn’t mean a thing, wouldn’t you agree OkCupid?" - Excerpts from the original Project Proposal, March 2013.
What you see is what has evolved out of this initial proposal: A RISD Girl's Experience with OkCupid.