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I Shouldn’t Try Online Dating (And This Is Why)

June 19, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

Guy I Wrote to From Craigslist

One day while looking on Craigslist for a job, I wandered into the personal ads. Don’t ask me why. I tried online dating a few years ago and it just wasn’t for me. And really, the last thing I should be doing right now is “applying” to men on the internet for a date. Because online dating truly is the equivalent to online job seeking – you are trying to present yourself in a positive way to someone you barely know.

Anyways, right or wrong, I did. I wrote to a guy that seemed pretty reasonable. While he didn’t have a picture, he described himself as being 6’2 (a point for him, because I’m Β 5’9ish), he works out, and is a producer for a small time film company he created with his friends. Plus he described himself as having a dark sense of humor. Definitely a plus. That’s my humor.

And then he added in the post, “Please don’t write to me with a link to a website where I have to sign up to speak with you.”

So, I wrote him. Remember that dark humor thing? Well, keep that in mind.

In the beginning of my email to him, I say, “Wow, finally a normal guy. In order to speak with me further, click the following link to sign up for the following website.”

A few spaces down I add ,”Just kidding! I couldn’t resist startngΒ out that way…”

And so I went to describe myself as I usually would.

A couple of days later, I get this response, “Same format 90% of those other emails have. Stop writing me. I’m not writing back.Β F*ck off.”


Okay, this is why I’m not doing the online dating thing.

And by the way, what happened to the good ole fashioned dark humor thing? I thought he would have thought that was funny!

So, lesson learned. From now on, just online job seeking for me.

As for this online angry guy, well, maybe he should take off the dark humor description. It’s a tad misleading.


  1. Stephanie says:

    Wow. Sounds like you dodged a bullet on that one! Even if he didn’t think your email was funny, he didn’t have to give a rude response. Apparently his mother never taught him that “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

    • No kidding!!! Why did he have to be such an ass?? Psh. Manners, guys, manners.

      • Stephanie says:

        And, there’s that whole “Craig’s list killer” thing you gotta worry about. Not to scare you or anything πŸ˜›

        • Oh for sure, huh??? I’m trying to ignore the fact that the guy I wrote to could have been a potential serial killer.

        • Yoshiki says:

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  2. Frankie says:

    Wow that guy sounded like a real jerk! I don’t think that you should look for guys on Craigslist, from the stories that I have heard about people and their bad experiences on their.

  3. katrina kay says:

    craigslist is full of weirdos. online dating isn’t so bad, try something like okcupid where men have to write to you instead.

  4. Jen says:

    He’s really rude. That says a lot about his personality already. Good thing you don’t get to meet him anymore. πŸ™‚

    Found you in bloghop and followed you via GFC.


  5. Jen says:

    Oh sorry. I followed you via Blog Lovin πŸ™‚

  6. janine says:

    Hilarious! LOL

  7. I met my husband on line and he’s absolutely wonderful. Don’t give up. There are crazies out there everywhere, sadly. You could have run into the same thing in person, be happy it was only via the internet. LOL Good luck with the job search.

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