I don’t understand it. I never will. Guys e-mail from these dating sites, yet they don’t really ask any questions or prompt any sort of response. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that sort of the point? So I just got a message from yet another ‘I’m smarter than everyone else in the world’ kinda guy (uh, his screen-name actually has erudite in it). Really? Sure, my screen-name has the word ‘tall’ in it because I am. I don’t post my IQ score (as a 12 would be quite embarrassing to announce), or any other sort of ‘I’m better than you’ references. I just don’t understand.
So anyway, Mr. Brainiac, who’s 54, btw (dammit for that whole elder thing happening again) has a somewhat interesting profile, however his message to me read just like a resume. Why he was so great. He’s in shape, he likes to exercise, he plays tennis and likes to walk. I swear to you, I wanted to write back that I walk as well. Every day as a matter of fact. As it helps me to get from one point to another. 😉 But I didn’t. Be proud of me. He told me he likes to travel. He likes to read. He likes satire. He would like to hear back from me. Uh ……….. then ask me something Mr Erudite! Geez! I responded back with what was quite possibly the most boring and disinterested message ever. It went something like this ‘Thanks for the message. How long ago were you in Brazil? I was there about 15 years ago and was lucky to make it out alive after experiencing their stellar driving abilities’ ………. Period. Nothin’ else. I actually sat there and stared at his message searching for something to respond to. Nothin’. Not even sure why I did respond. Must have caught me in a moment of weakness.
Okay, so just as today seemed to be some sort of promotional, ‘message a tall blonde day’ on the sites, here is THE list the none too impressive one, might I add:
Markus – nice smile, possibly the whitest teeth EVER – sent me a nice message – i responded – haven’t heard back – yet
Travis – another nice smile – sweet, self deprecating profile – he winked at me, I winked back, he messaged me, I messaged back – now I just wait and see
Big Ole’ Douchebag asynchronist guy (or whatever asinine term he used) – actually asked me to meet him – i told him I’d have to get back to him after I brushed up on my apparently substandard vocabulary 😉
Dave – sent me a message on Chemistry – in a word ‘ick’ – i will not be responding
Vacation Fling – finally managed to respond to an e-mail I sent him 3 days ago – whatever – i’m almost over him. Almost ……….
Now, as for Mr 50-whatever year old from California from earlier today; I know I need to respond to him as he did send me a cute message on Match. And I already did ignore his message to me on OkStupid a few weeks ago, but I don’t know what the hell I’d write. ‘Sorry, but you’re old and out of state.’ ? That just doesn’t seem nice.
ONE, just one somewhat normal guy please. Is that so much to ask? Apparently it is ……….