But that’s actually not the majority of messages I get on dating sites. I just don’t write about them, because they are rather boring. Either the profiles or the messages are just – no. There are lots of guys out there but most just aren’t for me.
When I shut down my profiles a few weeks ago, I saved a few of the interactions with the sole intent of writing this post. Here are some examples of the dull and the not-for-me. Try not to fall asleep!
No thank you for the offer, my 25 year-old friend. And you are so naive to think there is no BS in an FWB. Just different:
This is just boring. And a kiss of death when you send the exact same follow up within 24 hours… because it means you are taking a shotgun approach and boy, does that make a woman feel special:
This was one from a while ago but I don’t think I ever used it in a post. His profile was just bizarre (I don’t have it anymore) and poor guy just kept on texting me. I used to respond to everyone, thinking it was rude otherwise, but then I had to eventually say I wasn’t interested. Which was worse:
Not a great opener. And while admittedly I said I don’t mind bathroom selfies, it’s not a good idea to use as your main pic. This guy’s was him with his arm flexed and barely any muscle (again, you don’t have to be muscular but usually that shot is for those who are). AND the picture was all blurry and he looked just strange:
This kid was 22. I’m 41… not going to happen. And not sure what “newness” he was referring too…and I am not a cure for loneliness. I felt bad for him but knew I couldn’t help him. Definitely wasn’t a dating candidate. He would have probably been better to ask for sex:
See “shotgun” comment above. And also, whose name is John Brown for real? I doubted that. Probably not a catfish since his photo was horrific. My guess was he was not from the country he said, given how poor his language was. Could have been someone who would ask for money. It’s happened to me (and I can’t remember if I wrote about it!):
I don’t live in Los Angeles, first of all. Not even close. He also had answered no questions at all which is not a great sign. If I had bothered to use google image search I’m pretty sure his pic (and he had just one) would have shown up somewhere not tied to this person. Perhaps the patriotism works for Americans? Like the one above, this is not an American military guy. Would bet a lot of money on it.
Again. Language is horrible. Not sure he’s even a person in my country and he definitely wasn’t the profession he said he was, because they usually have pretty good spelling and grammar. Pretty darn sure he would be asking me for money for his import business, sooner or later:
Ah, catfish. Gotta love them:
There are normal and decent men out there, I promise. But to be online you also have to be willing to put up with the bizarre, rude, and the fake. I wrote before about men who will just text you endlessly and never ask you out (and I don’t mean text about sex, at least that can be fun sometimes).