So I got this bright idea to apply to be a sperm donor, regardless of whether or not I would actually go through with it.
Turns out it's actually a lot to put on the line.
I hadn't realized when I applied that I was basically to be judged as good enough for a single woman to want to have a kid with. Ouch.
They ask for height, education level, eye color, hair color, race and profession.
It's like applying for college, but being judged on your actual self instead of your grades. That's why getting rejected hurt surprisingly more than expected.
Like, wow. It feels like getting rejected 100 times on a dating app.
In fact, my college rejections sucked less. I mean, I didn't want to donate anyway (😭).
They even give a nice letter 'there are a variety of reasons... [including capacity]' (okay).
They didn't even test a sample or see me in person, or even a photo of me. So I guess I can maintain my ego in knowing that my actual sperm aren't complete trash. But damn, I'm not good enough for the cryobank? Man.