the sputtering saga continues
I haven’t had much luck so far with the internet dating–no dates have yet occurred or even been planned. I don’t seem to be generating much interest from the males of the Match.com population. Boys–seriously? Do I have to be the one with all the balls in this situation? Because I got no problem sending some winks your way, but I’d appreciate it a couple of you step up to the plate too. Mkay?
By far the most amusing aspect thus far of this little experiment has been the messages I get from people who clearly are not my type of guy at all.
First of all, proper grammar and punctuation are huge turn-ons for me. I find that I don’t mind an occasional misusage of your/you’re, or even they’re/there/their. But text speak earns you an automatic “Ha. No.” Sorry, fellas. I don’t even use text speak in actual texts the majority of the time, why would I condone its usage in emails?
The very first message I got was actually on Match (if you’ll recall, thus far I’ve stuck with OKCupid as well). I got a wink from an older gentleman. And by older, I mean old enough to be my father. And, to be perfectly blunt, that’s too old for me. I’m not looking for a sugar daddy. Sorry. So I sent him a polite no, thanks (that’s actually an option when someone winks at you. Who knew?). And I got a message back from this guy saying something along the lines of “Gee, thanks for whizzing past my profile. I can’t help it if you’re so dog-gone good looking.”
Uh, how about a little graciousness, sir. You do realize that you’re older than my mother, right? I very nearly sent him a return message saying just exactly that, but I thought better of it. I don’t really want to start a dialogue with the dude.
Although I have noticed that he seems to keep checking out my profile. Creepy.
Most of the other messages that amused the shit outta me have come through OKCupid. I guess you get what you pay for.
One guy, I am not even kidding, started out his message asking me why I get called Wednesday. “Is that like a stripper name or something?”
Wow. Really? No. *delete*
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