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#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment

From 142 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Quirky

About the show

48 million Americans have tried online dating, "#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment" is the outrageous, true story of one. More…

Robyn Lynne Norris is unlucky in love but determined to understand it better, so she logs on to the world's most popular dating site: OkCupid. Creating 38 "undateable" profiles as an interactive scientific investigation into online dating, Robyn unwittingly sets in motion the social experiment of our generation. Part improv, part sketch comedy. "#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment" makes one conclusive result: there's no algorithm for love.


Member Reviews (142)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Relevant, Quirky

68
Very cutesy!

See it if You like light weight spoofs with music.

Don't see it if You want a story told.

55
Quirky, Raunchy, Awkward, Entertaining

See it if You like internet-themed catfishing comedy, or things like Aziz Ansari's book on "modern romance."

Don't see it if This isn't a "play" in a traditional sense, though I suppose it has an arc (she gets a date). Also, there is audience participation.

63
Disappointing, Raunchy, Relevant, Funny

See it if you want a funny improv show that is very adult and centers around the world of online dating. There is a lot of audience interaction.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play of any kind. The show is very dependent of audience interaction. The show is very uncomfortable at times.

65
Fluffy, Insipid

See it if you like a talented cast. Improve was impressive, but subject matter did not resonate with me.

Don't see it if don't like fluffy shows. While there were different characters, many of the situations were too similar to be interesting.

65
Quirky, Funny, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you have ever experienced on-line dating or are 'in the market' for it it is a useful primer to what to expect.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the 'modern' ways of finding a partner

Also A bit of a fluffy show despite the fact that it is based on real life ... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Cliched, Confusing

See it if If you are into the online dating scene the stories might amuse you

Don't see it if If foul language bothers you or you desire more structure to your theater this is not the show for you

57
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you audience participation is your thing. They make up the show not the play as it goes on

Don't see it if you like the audience to make the show

65
Disappointing, Ambitious, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if you're familiar with internet dating; are easily entertained; and enjoy slapstick humor with some good singing

Don't see it if you like serious, sophisticated drama or musicals. I found it to be sophomoric.

Also My boyfriend liked it a lot.

63
Experimental, Confusing, Clever

See it if You are on a date.

Don't see it if You want a traditional multi-character drama. While there are multiple actors and multiple characters the story focuses on an individual.

Also While it is experimental theater, as it is billed, it does have a stor... Read more Read less

65
Disjointed, Cliché, Raunchy, Dizzying

See it if A combination of improv based on selected audience members & disjointed ramble about online dating. I stayed expecting more that never came.

Don't see it if You want a storyline, good singing & acting & had enough of theater that is more cliche than real entertainment. Skip it

56
Insipid, Edgy, Clever

See it if very strong acting in a mediocre vehicle

Don't see it if I walked out.

65
Disappointing, Relevant, Excruciating, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you really like online dating. You don't mind off-base cringe comedy. You want to see an ambitious idea that doesn't quite work.

Don't see it if you want to laugh. The novel use of an app didn't work as intended, and the humor is...weak. The show feels like a missed opportunity.

69
Raunchy, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Are currently into the online dating scene and want to laugh at the pitfalls, hazards and experiences online

Don't see it if If you are over 60- this show is geared to the younger folks

52
Ambitious, Entertaining, Romantic, Funny, Cliched

See it if You want a bit of harmless fun

Don't see it if You take things seriously

65
Disappointing, Cliched, Quirky

See it if you enjoy fluffy humor and improv related to dating in the social media era.

Don't see it if you want a story, or any serious insight into the impact social media has had on society.

53
Clever, Funny, Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if Clever idea, but show was slow, with the exception of some improvisation, which was done very well.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy audience participation and can't relate to internet dating.

During previews
65
Slow

See it if Some funny skits w/screen names. Audience participation with worst-date stories; calling up people onto stage & interact w/app. Fun improv.

Don't see it if Show far too long at 2 hours; drop intermission & cut to 75 minutes. Far-side seats have poor view of actors/screen + lights in eyes.

During previews
69
Banal, Fluffy, Overrated, Quirky, Funny

See it if you are interested in online dating experiences, you have a low threshold for entertainment, you enjoy audience participation

Don't see it if you like sophisticated humor or drama

During previews
66
Fluffy, Disappoiting, Amusing, Sophomoric, Uneven

See it if you don't expect a lot from an evening in the theatre

Don't see it if you don't like improv and standup comedy

Also I think the idea of this show has potential but quality-wise it feels ... Read more Read less


July 30th, 2019
★★ "'Comic Robyn Lynne Norris Has Only OK Dating Flings.' Audience members get to participate in the six-actor send-up, directed and choreographed by Lorin Latarro"
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August 2nd, 2019
85% "If you're looking for #notyourmother'sshow, you couldn't do better than '#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment.'"
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