Jon Lajoie's Dating Video: Montreal Comedian Takes On Online Dating
There's nothing like an ad for a dating service to remind you that your own love life isn't quite up to snuff. Until, of course, you watch Jon Lajoie's Dating Service Commerical.
The Montreal-based comedian has pulled together all the familiar elements we know and dread from those "I met my soulmate" ads that seem to be impossible to escape -- the soft lighting, the acoustic guitar soundtrack, the coy looks from the supposed real life users. But that's where the similarity ends.
"Erin" and Jon mouth all the right words, voicing the supposed fears of every person without a partner -- and then they get real. Showcasing the flip side of what happens when a website uses its algorithm to find you the love of your life, they describe what could be the worst date possible, or just an average Thursday in the world of the dating public. The result is a video that is real and hilarious and very much in line with the times.
Yes, there's language that might offend, there's references that not everyone will get, but if you don't laugh out loud at this video at this once, well, then you've obviously never had a really terrible date.