I’ve received several messages via the dating website from “interested parties.” And it appears that pick up lines and cheesy intros have evolved to adapt to the world of online dating. For example, I received a message from one guy who simply said, “hi sexy.” Hmmm. That’s not gonna do it for me, sorry. I’ve also gotten statements such as “nice smile,” “I like your eyes,” and “well hello pretty lady.” If these were the only messages I’d received, I would be very discouraged so far. Well, the comments about my smile and my eyes aren’t so bad, but that’s literally all they said, so I’m not interested. I’m also not interested if all they say is “Hi there” or “Hello.” Is is that hard to add a few more sentences, such as “how are you?” or “I’m (insert name here). Do you like sushi?” (By the way, I love sushi.) Just saying “hi” is okay; however, putting a little more effort into it and asking a question or introducing yourself can go a lot further. It’s much more interesting, fellas.
It’s not all bad, though. I’ve actually been corresponding online with several men who can actually carry on a conversation and ask interesting questions. They seem intelligent and honest and not just looking for a hook up. I’ve set up one date so far with one of these guys for next week. We’ll see what happens. I’ll keep in touch with the others because I am intrigued.
In my responses to the more intelligent men on the website I’ve been pretty open and honest because I don’t want to portray myself as something I’m not. I am sarcastic, a nerd and a dork, and I embrace it and don’t try to hide it. Which is why when one guy asked what I’d do in a zombie apocalypse, I had a ready answer, because surviving a zombie apocalypse is actually something I’ve thought about.
That’s all I’ve got for now. At this stage of the online dating process, I’m just sifting through the candidates. The actual dating will follow shortly. Maybe. We’ll see.