Saturday, July 04, 2009

The Horrors of Internet Dating, Volume 2

OMG you guys.

Remember that post about internet dating from a while back, and all the people I cruelly made fun of? Well, "lol spare of the moment!!!!!!" girl (this one) just sent me a message out of the blue. She wants to chat.

What the hell should I do?

I dislike ignoring people, especially for shallow reasons. Rejecting someone based purely on their poor word choices and use of exclamation points is just as shallow as rejecting them because they are ugly (which she is not). But I can't give her my chat info or she'll find this blog and know what a horrible person I am. That's why you can't mix the internet and real life! Oh wait....

Plus, what kind of a future could we have? Does that matter? Why can't I just be one of those people who aspires to meaningless sex and nothing more? Life would be so much easier if societal stereotypes about masculinity had their intended effect on me.

FML.

17 comments:

Helen said...

Rejecting people because you don't find them attractive, phsyically, personality or otherwise, isn't stupid. Attraction evolved for a reason.

Phronk said...

That is true.

But maybe evolution also favours people who are able to get over their unreasonable pickiness.

EVILFLU said...

Run.

Maybe she's psycho and she came across your post and now she wants to kill you.

Plus anybody who likes Sunday afternoons and uses LOL after every sentence is bound to be a killer...it's a known fact!

Anonymous said...

Meaningless sex isn't a 'societal stereotypes about masculinity'. Sometimes it's all that people can handle. It has nothing to do with masculinity and everything to do with a great desire to avoid getting burned again.

I feel like I should put !!!!! In there somewhere..
Dan

Rob said...

Create a throw-away account to chat with her through. Then she'll never find this site.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I agree with Rob..protect the location of your 'bat cave' but you just gots to know don't you? It would drive me nuts not to know no matter the train wreck that is could become. What the worse that could happen. She hates you? Yeh, so? If they don't hate me I know I am doing something wrong. See now I have to search for the earlier entries which I have not read...so ignore me if I am blowing smoke up your jumper.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Nope, not blowing smoke...tell her you are an astronaut and on the pro bowlers tour. Women love a smart athlete.

Von said...

I kind of agree with Rob. Plus the best time to meet people is when you're NOT looking.

Some of my long term relationships evolved from meeting up with people who had the most atrocious profiles/messages.

Turned out they just had regular charm that could only be seen in person.

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Phronk said...

EF: Oh man, I never even thought of the murderer angle! That's very likely.

D: I'm not saying societal stereotypes are the ONLY road to meaningless sex, but it's certainly the case that they exist and have an effect on people. Not being able/willing to handle anything more may be another road.

R: That could work. I might create such an account anyway for interacting anonymously with creepy people.

CCCC: True, train wrecks can be fun.

V: Yeah people can come across differently in real life. Hmmm we'll see.

Spammer: Fuck off.

Jennifer said...

I can't date 17 year olds. It's just not legal. That's what I'd tell her.

Seriously, nothing turns me off more than dumb people.

thehappylainy said...

Yes, definitely create an account of no personal connection to yourself. You can put all your spam e-mail and "put-your-e-mail-in-this-box-and-get-a-free____" into this trash account. However, like u suggested, if u do end up talking to her, perhaps developing a relationship, she will find out about this site sooner or later. And you're screwed. Another point, I don't think what you wrote was all that negative.

thehappylainy said...

Yes, definitely create an account of no personal connection to yourself. You can put all your spam e-mail and "put-your-e-mail-in-this-box-and-get-a-free____" into this trash account. However, like u suggested, if u do end up talking to her, perhaps developing a relationship, she will find out about this site sooner or later. And you're screwed. Another point, I don't think what you wrote was all that negative.

shine said...

"I'm just not that interested, but you seem like a lovely person. Good luck to you in your dating ventures."

Ya know, or something like that. Done.

Phronk said...

Jen: I just wonder if I'm judging too harshly. There might be perfectly smart people who just don't fully express their intelligence when typing.

Lainy: True. It would suck to meet someone I can't share my blog with. I guess I wasn't too negative, but *I'd* be insulted if someone sarcastically posted something I wrote without comment.

Shine: That is much too honest and reasonable.

katrocket said...

I think you should date her. And while you're at it, maybe teach her how to write a dating profile.

Jodie said...

i find it funny that i just joined the "single blogger" group on 20sb and check out various ppl's comments and one is from a fellow ontarian :) pretty cool i'd say! as for the internet dating, been there done that & am thinking of going back to it...with so many adventures & stories under my belt...its tricky to say the least.