Online Dating Challenge Part 2: The Honeymoon is Over
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You may remember not too long ago when I wrote about my experience trying an online dating site for the first time. I spoke about being open minded and optimistic about the future. And was pretty sure that there were guys out there who were fabulous people.
I guess you could call that my 'honeymoon phase'. Because even though I am trying really hard not to be negative, ugh, I am tired, chicks. I've hit a bit of a wall in my online dating challenge. If you've ever done the whole internet dating thing, maybe you know what I'm talking about. There comes a point in the experience when you're fairly certain that humanity sucks. Okay, so I just went over to the dark side a bit. Mandy likes to point out that I have a flare for the overdramatics. I can't say I disagree. In my defense, when all you seem to be getting are those 'Prado' types as discussed earlier, you can't help but be discouraged.
I need to vent. So, I've compiled some of the absolute worst/weirdest messages I have received to date. In effort to cheer myself up, I also replaced the "wonderful" bachelor's photo with a photo of Ryan Gosling. I figure anything sounds good coming from him.
Message #1: Shake your head and think, 'What?'
I don't even...what? What is this guy talking about? Interrupt what? Need my opinion?
Message #2: Starts off kind of sweetly, ends up super creepy...
The last line, 'one day soon' sends a shiver up my spine.
Message #3: Borderline seriously crazy town
This message could go either way. Option 1: he's light hearted and silly. Option 2: He's bananas.
Message #4: Klass
There is shortage of these types of messages.
Message #5: I don't know what this means...
and frankly, I don't care to find out.
Message #6: Yuck
This had some connotations I was not pleased with.
Message #7: I am not your mother
Gents, don't ever demand something in a message to a woman.
Message #8: Don't compare me to a fast food meal
I get that the intent was to be cute, but it so wasn't.
Message #9: Ha ha ha?
At first, I thought this was funny. Then I visited his page and it was full of odd robot references. I think he was serious.
Message #10: By far, the worst intro ever
I would not enjoy them.
I am sure some of these guys meant well, but constantly receiving unwelcome advances can take a toll on you. Which is why, when I start to feel like this, I go back into my messages and read this one from an 18 year old boy. It was kind of insanely adorable:
Knowing that there are decent people like this, especially on an online dating site gives me hope. Maybe I won't be finding 'The One' online, but I don't think it's reason to give up entirely. Maybe humanity doesn't suck so much.
I'm going to play Taylor Swift's We are Never Ever Getting Back Together a few times and maybe even Ed Sheeran's A Team. Then, I am going to pick myself up and feel better. The only way you'll never find someone nice, funny, sweet (or whatever quality it is that you're looking for) is if you never look, right?
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wow..I didnt even have such silly retarded men when I tried it! haha oy...but..its too be expected right..same as in the "real world"...gotta go through lotsa frogs to find a prince..or so they sayyyy
"The only way you'll never find someone nice, funny, sweet (or whatever quality it is that you're looking for) is if you never look, right? " Exactly! :-)
Wow! Are these for real? I can't believe it. Maybe try a different site? Or join a social club that does something that you enjoy (sports, outdoor activities). The instant messages generally come off as being too casual/not serious in my opinion so I tend to ignore them. Usually an actual email message is a better indicator. But I don't blame you for being tired - those are some awful messages and there are a lot of them!
@midnightsun2288 y'know I thought that was the case too so I messaged him back...turned out he wasn't funny at all. He was kind of a pompous jerk!
I actually think #3 is pretty funny. Its a reference to an internet joke. (Somebody said in a youtube comment on a Kate Upton video "I'd drag my balls 2 miles through broken glass just to hear her fart through a walkie talkie"... or something along those lines) So I am pretty sure he is Option 1.
OH my! I'm sorry Alex but some off these really made me laugh!My friend was actually just telling me her experiences with POF and she said she has made a few friends but has met a lot of crazy men and lots of jerks.
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