Meet Lauren Urasek.
It prompted some debate online about exactly why she was so popular.
Was it her looks, the tattoos, certain interests – like astronomy – in her profile, the fact she wasn't looking for anything serious, or all these things?
On Friday, Lauren wrote this piece for XoJane.
And we can now turn to her Tumblr for an indication of why this might be the case.
Feel free to take a moment.
"The grammar is destroying me."
"Let’s just talk about how random this is and thank you for saying that so I can decide to stop conversing with you."
"No, I can't help you out."
It goes on and on. In summary:
I have never believed there is one specific "Mr. Right" for everyone. I think we can all get along very well with probably hundreds of thousands of people. I don't put too much pressure on online dating and who knows if I'll meet my next relationship online or at a NHL hockey game. I haven't even gone on an online date in probably over a month. All the new-found attention is definitely awesome and mostly positive but I'm still just a normal girl who could probably be your friend so people need to lay off and realize I was contacted by New York magazine and Xojane. I was never seeking attention and I'm actually a pretty humble, nice girl. It's funny that having an opinion in real life makes people shut up, but, on the internet it makes people say the meanest things possible to you.