And by ‘friends’, I mean previously used online dating sites. G-d help me.
I re-activated my profile in OkCupid (forevermore to be referred to as OkStupid for obvious reasons) after almost 3 years. And wanted to kill myself within the 1st hour. Not only was I inundated with messages from inappropriately young boys letting me know how sexy I am, but I received messages from guys I recognized. Not that I had actually met any of them, but they had not changed a single profile photo in the last 3 years. Way to keep it current guys!
I did receive a message from a guy who wrote a terrific, if overly sensitive, profile. So I responded. With one of my famous ‘you wrote a terrific profile’ and then referred to a detail he included so he knew I actually read his profile and didn’t just say that I did. I got a response back letting me know that he thought I was very in touch with my feelings or some such bullshit as not a single syllable in my response was remotely touchy-feely. Whatevs. He explained that he wanted to meet as he didn’t like messaging back and forth forever. Uhm, I guess 2 messages seemed excessive to him. summoning my devil may care red hair mentality, I said sure. As I knew what part of town he lived in, I picked a place in between us both and suggested it. He countered with someone closer to him and further from me. Uhm…….. I explained that I wasn’t familiar with the specific area but would test my navigational skills and he responded back with a somewhat petulant ‘okay, we’ll meet in the area that you suggested’. Duh. So we set a time and a day and that was that. Literally. Not one word since.
As I hadn’t heard from him in 2 days, I sent a quick ‘as I haven’t heard from you, I wanted to make sure we were still on for Thursday’. He responds with a ‘yes, we are still on. i would let you know if I couldn’t make it. Due to the flake factor on here I don’t communicate further with anyone until I meet them’. Again, uhm……what?! Cynical much? Self fulfilling prophecy much? Off-putting much? Why yes, yes it is. I am going to keep the date for tomorrow, but I will probably also feel the need to argue his philosophy on the cutting off contact cold turkey, with no warning, once a date is set. Kinda weird. Anywhoo, I guess I’ll let you know ………..