So as I apparently suck at my self imposed ban of perusing dating websites, I was
trolling for cute guys emptying my ‘wink’ file on Match last night and decided to peek thru the ‘who’s viewed you’ listing. Amongst the usual ickies and oldies and yuckies and morons was an exceptionally handsome guy. I mean really good looking. Not in a plastic ‘hottie’ sort of way, but as in a clean cut, good looking guy. Me likee! I click onto his profile to see that all his pics are just as cute. And that he’s 35. And that his age preference is only up to 34. Eh, whatever, I read his profile anyway and it was great. He’s really down to earth, sarcastic (bonus) and just sounds like a good guy. As I decide that paying a little niceness forward might create some good karma for me, I opt to send him a quick note. One that just says that although I know I’m well above his age preference, I just wanted to let him know how much I liked his profile. What he had to say and how he said it. And the fact that he’s exceptionally handsome certainly didn’t hurt. Then I wished him well and that was that.
I didn’t expect a response. But he responded! WHaaaaa? That caught me off guard. He thanked me for my sweet e-mail (oh, sorry, hope you didn’t pass out what with being called sweet and all ~ especially after my swear a thon of earlier today) and said that although yes, he does have a stated age preference, that he could always make an exception. 😉 (yup, he did the winky emoticon) I have something dorky in my profile about my love of the Brady Bunch and how I can name any episode within the 1st 5 seconds just by hearing the opening music. I know, I know, it’s truly a gift and does wonders on my resume. 😉 (that winky was mine, not his). Anyway, he said he wanted to challenge me to an episode identification contest as he also knows all of the episodes! LMAO! Pretty funny that a) a guy would admit that b) a guy who obviously just knows of the Brady Bunch through reruns would admit that c) a guy that actually read my profile (even the nerdy bits on the left of the page) would admit that. Made me laugh. He also asked how long I had been on match and if I’ve had any luck so far. Erm, if I had, I wouldn’t still be on it would I?
I always have to be careful how I answer that last question because although it’s hysterical to talk about my horrific dates, it tends to scare guys away. Big pussies. I usually just say that although I’ve met some nice guys (and not so nice guys), nothing has stuck. Truthful enough to not sound fake, yet evasive enough not to sound bitter, snarky or jaded. (who me?) He says he’s very sarcastic in his profile and appreciates that in others, but I’ve learned (not really) that I need to ease most people into my level of sarcasm as it’s not for the faint of heart.
Anyway, he ended by saying that he hopes he hears back from me and ya’ know what? I may just respond back! 🙂 To inevitably stick my foot in my mouth, but still ……..