This Woman Experimented With Different Looks For A Dating Site – And The Comments Weren’t Pretty

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Marie Southard Ospina had an inkling that her online dating profile would receive a lot more attention if it was accompanied by different pictures. So, she dressed up and embodied a slew of different personas. But when she uploaded the shots to her profile, the responses she received left her speechless.

Image: Instagram/mariesouthardospina
Image: Instagram/mariesouthardospina

As a writer who’s had articles published on BuzzFeed, Everyday Feminism, Refinery29, Bustle and Romper, Ospina’s work has covered a range of topics. But the areas she tends to focus on most are feminism, body image, sexuality and women’s lifestyles.

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Image: Instagram/mariesouthardospina
Image: Instagram/mariesouthardospina

In an August 2014 piece, Ospina rehashed an experiment she had tried seven years earlier. Then, she was enrolled in a sociology course at a community college, wherein she and her classmates regularly discussed stereotypes, as well as the cliques they had experienced in student life.

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