If you have just stumbled upon the Girl’s Guide to Online Dating series, this is a series documenting an experiment in seeing if my married friends are right, that joining a few dating sites will match me with my prince charming. The series shows you the good, the bad and the ugly from my experience. To start at the beginning of the Girl’s Guide to Online Dating, click here.
Week One – Spank me like an avocado
This week could be defined as ‘fast and furious’ it only took a day for my inbox to fill up with all the emails from men wanting me to realize they are my prince charming. I was surprised at how many men spent their time messaging me with both very little effort or way too much effort, which at times took a weird twist. Lets jump into this weeks picks.
First, let’s discuss this guy’s use of the word ‘neighbor’. To be honest, this was a little creepy for me.
He’s not my neighbor. Well, I certainly hope not anyway. I wouldn’t want to date someone in my neighborhood because I could never get away from them, and what happens if they turn out to not be my prince charming?? Can you say, ‘Awkward’.
I had to go from that creepy message to a horny 24-year-old!
Clearly he did not look at my profile because it states my age requirement is in the mid 30’s. The dating site’s matching abilities FAILED.
Then, the best message I got, the creme de la creme!
His message made me laugh until I cried. I wonder though, is that something he wishes to do to a woman or was that a legitimate email he received? I was so intrigued that I went to look at his profile. From his profile he was what I would consider a normal guy, who likes normal guy things. I guess that’s why profiles can be deceiving.
At that I was just done for a while. Not to mention my phone was dinging every minute! I already know I hate this.
So, I survived week one and feel I’m nowhere near closer to finding that prince charming I was promised. I did find out guys like to take pictures of their bare chests, and then make them their profile picture. I also learned there are many guys who like to email the same generic message, “Hi, you’re gorgeous” or “How are you”. Maybe they all email the same thing because they read it on the internet somewhere, in some ‘how to’ article. Except, it doesn’t make me want to respond. I’m not drawn in. If it was a ‘how to’ article, I think that article failed a large part of the male population.
This week I will be going through more emails and checking out some profiles the dating site has matched me with. Supposedly my prince charming is out there waiting for me, or so my married friends have told me. Apparently they’re on this site that says it has found over 70 matches for me.
This could be promising. Stay Tuned…
Do you have experience with online dating? Share your story, the good, the bad or even the ugly in the comments below.