Monday, December 13, 2010

Wikileaks: The Dating Profile of Julian Assange

By now everyone and their grandmother has heard of the huge "wikileaks"- scandal, which seems to be a gift that just keeps giving. At least for us ordinary citizens, who had no idea of the shenanigans that happen behind the closed curtains of power.

I´m not going to dwell on the leaks. Let´s instead focus on the dating life of 36-year-old "HarryHarrison", who is looking for "spirited, erotic women from countries that have sustained political turmoil". (via Daily Telegraph)

The alleged profile of Mr. Assange was published in 2006 in a  service named "OKCupid".
"Warning. Want a regular, down to earth guy? Keep moving. I am not the droid you´re looking for. Save us both while you still can".  Warning noted. As the cookie crumbled, "Harry" proved to be anything but a regular guy. At the moment he is being held in prison waiting for potential extradition to Sweden, where he is to face charges of rape and molestation. I´ve always tried to believe in the old slogan "innocent until proven otherwise", especially in the case of this high-profile individual, who has cost a lot to some major players in this world. A lot.

While describing himself as "passionate", "Harry" states that he is looking for "a siren for love affair, children and occasional criminal conspiracy." He also revealed to be "directing a consuming, dangerous human rights project, which is, as you might expect, male dominated. I am DANGER, ACHTUNG:"
At the end he did claim to be very protective of women and children. So there is something good in there, no?

Now, if this ad is indeed real, I would not expect any droid-looking woman from politically stable country to answer it. It is a bit too...unusual for the average Jane. But a lot of ladies are attracted to danger, if I am correct. Something about evolution, cavemen and masculine straits all bundled together.

The scary part is, that this profile is not so unheard of in the cruel, raw internet dating market.
Who remembers the infamous "Craiglist killer" Philip Markoff? Well-mannered, clean cut medical school student, who just liked to relax by responding to dating ads on the Craigslist. And ending the date with a kill.
Be honest, would you expect that from a young guy like this?


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