Over the years — going on six as of next week, if you can believe that — Film School Rejects has attempted to provide many great services to our expansive international readership. We’ve brought you movie news, as many a movie blog does. We bring you some of the most comprehensive weekly review coverage around. We deliver film festival notes that rival much of what you’d see from any other independent outlet, assuming we actually make it to the festival. We’ve even handed out prizes, performed public service announcements and once or twice we’ve even handed out some FSR pins and t-shirts. We want you to be clothed, feel rewarded and be informed. Today we are taking it one step further… into your love life.
Fact: We can help you find a movie date. No, really.
We’re taking on a new quest — to get you all a date. Why? Because movie nerds need love, too. And because we’ve found a great partner in the folks over at HowAboutWe, a dating service that is the exact opposite of every other online dating service. It’s not lame. So in keeping with this month’s focus on love, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ve launched FSR Dating, a site powered by HowAboutWe that will allow you to find a movie date. All you do is post an idea for a date and interested parties will click “I’m intrigued.” By focusing on the date rather than a bunch of silly personality questions, you can get past the back-and-forth of online dating and get to the part that matters: actually dating. Who knows, if we can get enough movie lovers to sign up, we may even someday have an FSR match that ends up getting married. All we ask is that you invite us. We’ll live-tweet it and promise to keep Robert Fure away from the spiked punch bowl (though we can’t promise that we won’t be the ones spiking the punch bowl — also, if you have a punch bowl at your wedding, you rule.)
Check out our FSR Dating site and find a movie date. We’re reasonably sure you’ll find it to be simple, sort of neat and perhaps even useful. Because if your ideal date is to go eat a 3lb hamburger while sitting through a Troma mini-marathon, don’t you deserve to find someone who wants to do that, too?
Fact: We are not kidding. This sounds silly, but it could work.
We can back up the previous fact with data collected by many intern hours logged testing out the HowAboutWe system. Only one of the interns went missing after scheduling a date, but we’re pretty sure they simply quit out of pure happiness with their match. Because when you find love, you don’t need a job. Right?
Seriously, it’s worth a shot. What have you got to lose?