For whatever reason (besides the fact that I’m 47 and never been married), most of my interest has come from OkStupid, (hmmm, guess I should stop calling it that) and not from Match. I have been contacted by a couple normal-ish seeming guys off of Match, so maybe it’s a less is more approach. Who knows. Anyway, along with this odd phenomenon is that neither guy, once they have obtained my phone number, have bothered to use it! Kind of annoying. Are they collectors? Was there some freak accident in town where all men in possession of my phone number have suddenly lost use of their digits? I’m a bit confused as to why someone would ask for a phone number and then seemingly change their mind. And, before it’s suggested, I’ve googled my number before and there is nothing incriminating!
I did have a guy from OkStupid (maybe i’ll start calling it by it’s real name next week) ask for my number and then text me to ask my availability to meet up this week. And never heard back. Again, annoying beyond belief.
Here’s how it went:
Our last contact on the site was him asking my availability for this week and my telling him. 2 days later I got a text saying ‘Hi, it’s xxxxx from OkStupid, let me know when you’re available to meet for a drink’. Uhm, didn’t I just tell you? As I know men can be a bit ‘shiny ball syndrome-esque’, I let it go and sent back a cheery ‘Hi, xxxx, good to hear from you. I’m free Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday as of now. Let me know if any of these days work for you’. To which I got in response……..crickets. He never responded back. WTF? Does he have something against beginning of the week happy hours? Did he drop his phone in the toilet? Was his parole revoked? Instead of wondering any longer, and as 4 days had already passed, I sent a quick follow up yesterday that went something like this:
“Hi xxx, I hope you had a great weekend. I didn’t hear back from you so am left with 4 options: 1) you didn’t receive my text on Friday 2) you’re going for the record for longest response time 3) your wife came home from vacation early and frowns on you meeting women that you met online 4) you changed your mind. Care to fill me in?”
#3 was my favorite. I never really expected a response and didn’t much care anyway, and he didn’t disappoint on that front. Nothing. Why on earth do guys waste their own time, and mine, if they have no intention of following through?
Apparently I’ll be single for at least another week. 😉
Oh, and in other news, I heard from TD yesterday. He wanted to update me on a health issue going on. Thought that was nice of him. Then he managed to fit in that he and horse-face were going to Vegas this weekend. Uhm, thanks for that. All I did was send back ‘have fun’ and then wonder what the hell ever happened to his sensitivity gene……
It was certainly a Monday……