So my friend Suzan and I have decided that Fridays are going to be about our online dating communications. Be prepared for a little snark, a lot of sarcasm and no exposing of identities.
I got this message this last week. Now, before I even read the message I knew it was going to be a no. I’m open to dating older guys, but my experience thus far has been that if guys are too old, I’m simply too hyper active for them. I love hanging out on the couch, but I also want to be able to get up and go, go, go some weekends. This guy had no picture, which is often a big no for me simply because I have several images of myself, even if they don’t make me look completely amazing, they represent me honestly. Besides that, he’s 41, which is a considerable age difference. There’s very few people that I think can click with that much of a difference between them, sadly, I didn’t think I was, but he took the time to message me so he at least deserved a read, right?
So, is it just me or does the opener of this sound like one of those mass spam emails you get in your inbox occasionally and have to filter it over to spam? Yeah, I almost stopped reading. While I’m pretty sure it’s the dating site equivalent of spam, at least it was a long message with some narcissism thrown in. Is it just me, or do the wonky lines look like a random copy and paste?
On to what he actually says!
We have the same interests? His include coffee and Dexter, I highly doubt that a relationship can be built on Dexter since I don’t drink coffee. If you’ve never seen Dexter, it’s a Showtime program about a vigilante serial killer. Again, not something I want to base a romantic relationship on.
Any time someone wants to take communication off a dating website I get wary. I think of the Craigslist Killer years ago and consider my own safety and instances with stalkers in the past. This is yet another huge red flag.
What I loved about this was the second paragraph. People used to hit him up because of how damn sexy his pictures were. People weren’t understanding who he really was. They just wanted him for his man meat and pretty looks! I don’t believe this. I rolled my eyes a lot.
So, this is a no. Not even going to open that can of worms! Moving on.