Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Catch and Release

So like I said before, I'm back to swimming in the Plenty of Fish pool.  Oh online dating, how I love you.  Except for when I don't.

Luckily, Hoodie Man never messaged me back after our last exchange.  Dodged a bullet on that one!  I'm glad he let his ignorance show before I bothered meeting him for a date.  Don't think I mentioned it, but I spoke with another guy that night.  He started out normally enough, though a bit on the aggressively flirty side.  Fine, fine, I can take that.  However, conversation AGAIN turned to what I would wear on a date (WTF, guys?).  He said something about liking a woman in heels, and I said sure, I wear heels on occasion.  But again I pointed out that heels aren't a good idea for something like a mini golf date.  He went on about how if I wore heels, I could cause him to be distracted and I could beat him.  He said that would be even more true if the heels strapped around the ankle.

Two things about that.

1) I could beat you in miniature golf without having to distract you with high heels, sir.

I told him (half)jokingly that it was a bit early to disclose his shoe fetish.  Guess who didn't respond?  ;-)  Guess that hit too close too home, LOL.

And to round out the weirdo stories, I give you a third from yesterday.  I'm exchanging messages with a new guy who had contacted me, seemed really nice.  We were off to a good start, bonding over our love of labs and the like.  He told me in his first message to me that I was very sexy.  Hmm.  Okay.  I'm trying not to be hypersensitive about these things, so I ignore the red flag.  Next message he tells me I have a really sexy figure.  Fine.  Finally, in response to a legit message from me, he sends me one that basically tells me to go look at a photo album of pics of him and then says "BTW, I really love your chest."

Excuse me, but when did it become acceptable to compliment someone's BOOBS within the first five messages?  Immediately I was done with him. 

Look, it's fine to like my body. It's fine to notice that I have some pretty nice assets up top.  But come on....isn't there something to be said for politeness?  Decorum?  That's the kind of thing that I probably do not want to hear before we've even met in person, and even then, it has to be the right setting, or the right time.  If that's what you're complimenting me on now, while ignoring the content of my actual message....well, we're just probably not a good match.

I again had an urge to update my profile as a result of these interactions, but then I realized...if I update my profile to reflect every idiotic interaction I have on these sites, it will be pages and pages long and basically just end up being a bitchfest.  So I refrained. 

I'm tired of catching these cute, potential guys and then having to release them when they reveal themselves to be cliched dirtbags.  I think I am due to catch one and keep it for awhile...just to see.  Where are all the good fish?


  1. I was just going to say before I read it: SHOE FETISH. Perhaps this should be your new weeding out mechanism: get them to ask you what you'd wear on a date and see what their response is and decide from there.

  2. @Ames: I mostly think it's hilarious that he bolted once I said that. Methinks I hit upon a truth, LOL. Seriously, what's up with the whole what are you going to wear question? That's a new and annoying development lately.

  3. I think they think they're being sly and I wouldn't be surprised if some of them are hoping for a little cybersex (is that term outdated?) action out of it.

  4. @ames: Exactly my thoughts, and like I've said before, NO THANKS, LOL. They can keep looking elsewhere for that. I only have random hookups with people I already know, HA. ;) Thusly, not so random.

  5. Its shit like this that makes me curse the male species in general.