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 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 startng 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. 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.