I really, really want this tweet to be true! And fortunately, it appears to be the real deal. More on that in a minute.
Comedian Abby Govindan tweeted this message a few days ago: "there's this girl i know who sends an exit survey to every guy she casually AND seriously dates..."
It's either a creepy idea, or a brilliant idea; I'm not sure which.
But the questions are just perfect:
- What is wrong with Katie?
- What is wrong with you? (Because after all, breakups are often "it's not you, it's me."
- At what point did you know this wouldn't work out?
- What could Katie have done to enhance this experience for you?
We've all gotten exit surveys from businesses, after doing business with them. I can't even remember the last time I stayed at a hotel when I didn't receive a request to fill out a survey afterwards. ("It should take less than 10 minutes"). So why not add a little data to your dating life? To see what you're doing right, or doing wrong...
It almost seems like the logical next step.
The survey appears to be the legit work of Katie Miller. She's a 21-year-old college student at Georgetown who tells Insider that she put the survey together and sent it out to exes to prevent being ghosted in the future. She'd apparently had enough of that in her life: "I wanted to see if I could prevent that, and I wanted to ask why it happened without initiating a conversation."
And yes, plenty of guys have responded to her survey.
Would you consider doing an exit survey for dating? And how would you react if you actually received one? I think I'd be a little creeped out, actually. But as long as someone else is getting the surveys, it's actually a cool idea. And who knows, maybe this could become a thing. Because far too many of us aren't good at dating, and some actual feedback might help.
Source: Abby Govindan via Twitter