It's Wednesday, which means it's time for more OKCupid Catastrophes!
Have I told you about Persistant Guy? He has been emailing me at least once a week asking me out since I first joined OKC. I originally told him that he was a little out of my age range (he's 33, which was more of an excuse to say no thank you), and since then, he's emailed me with some of the following:
"Just checking to see if your still stuck on that no over 30 rule :-)...have a great day :)"
"7 years isnt really all that much :) my grandparents were 10 years apart they made it alright. :) just saying. I have a really good job, own my own home not just looking for a hook up. I'm pretty harmless. Oh I have a boat too if u like the water. Just saying ;-) figured bribery may work :)..."
"I think u should take a chance and have dinner with :-) .. What could it hurt?"
"Give me any thought? :-)"
"Hey guess what just checked my birth certificate I'm really 29 how bout that dinner ;-) lol"
He gets creativity points with the birth certificate comment, but sorry bro, still not gonna date you.
Last Thursday, I did go out on a date with a hilarious man named Nathan (I should've given him a fake name, but he already knows about my blog so I'm not too worried). It was good, although he's currently going out in the field for two weeks--I'm unsure what that means specifically ('cuz I know nothing about the Army), but I'm pretty sure he won't be able to talk to me during that time. At the least, I had another successful OKC date so I'm not complaining.
Lastly, I have a story from Melissa who blogs at Revision Makes Perfect. She used POF as her dating website of choice, which is another free online dating website. She writes,
Online dating seemed like the best option for a girl like me. I'm pretty shy, and when it comes to guys, I'm the trip-over-air, only-getting-lip-action-from-the-floor-my-face-is-high-fiving kind of shy. I joined Plenty of Fish after a bad breakup, stayed on the site for 6 months, and received a good share of interesting messages.
One day I checked my messages and in the sea (more like pond--okay maybe puddle) of single men, there was one from a woman. My first reaction was to check my profile and make sure that I, in fact, did select the correct sexual orientation (I was greeted with relief there). So I decided to read the message and just send a polite reply (because I’m too nice not to reply). To my surprise, the message was not from a woman who skipped my profile. This woman knew exactly what she was looking for…
“Hi! I think you are very attractive. My boyfriend is 6’2, dark, and handsome. His birthday is coming up and I was wondering if you would like to be his gift from me. I know he would love you. I know I do ;)”
At least I can say that I swam some rough waters, and even though the site wanted to show that there are plenty of fish in the sea, I learned it’s okay if some of them stay there.
Apparently women emailing other women for threesomes happens all the time on online dating sites! One of my other friends (I can't remember who it was or else I'd say her name) was telling me she got an email from a woman saying that her husband had already checked out her profile and they both decided she'd be a good third. Say whaaaat?!
Want to read more online dating adventures?! Go here to read the series! If you have a good online dating catastrophe (or good stories, which are always welcome!) of your own, leave a comment or email me and I'll share your story!