I hate online dating studyabroaddating com

29 Mar

Yes, I’m talking to you dark15672, latino, and 345,000 others. I realize that out in the real world, the first thing you say to a person is “hi”, but this ain’t the real world, honey. I’m just as lazy as the next guy, but when I can clearly tell that you’ve held down your finger, pressed copy, got to my message, held down your finger again for paste that’s pure laziness.You have an entire profile’s worth of material to work from and all you can say is, “hi” (maybe a winky face next to it to make it even more genuine)?!? Shit, I’ve even been called Sheila these dudes are so lazy! This site is called “Plenty of Fish”, not “Plenty of Hoebags”. It’s not hard to hold down the smartphone-version-of-a-Shift-key.I have to forbid myself from doing something I dislike (meeting a stranger for a drink) in order to open up my time for things I actually love (like yoga and climbing mountains and reading books). Notice I said ‘minimize’ – not ‘eliminate.’ Discerning or not, I still got a message or two like this (WARNING – linked screenshot is mean and contains swear words, don’t click on it kiddos.It’s a real message I got in response to asking if one of this gentleman’s pictures was taken on a farm).That bottom lip is a flight that is clearly overbooked and no longer boarding. I look like I picked up my date from an after-school club and I have to have him home by 8.Neck tattoos: You don't even have to tell me you've been to prison because I can see it. Braces: Neat, I took my sixth-grade cousin out to dinner. Your life is half over—lose the lisp and embrace your crooked smile.

And what better entertainment than a bunch of goofs on the Internet looking for love??

Alright, I’ll admit it: I went back to the online dating world.

Yes, I promised to multiple of you that I’d “take a break” and “see what came my way” and “wouldn’t try so hard”…well that all went out the window on a bored Friday afternoon at work.

Almost every online dating site out there has some form of a low-stakes “hey, so and so wants you to talk to them” notification – often given a cutsey name like “wink” or “flirt” or “send a flower” to make it seem more acceptable. Most dating sites let you set up a profile for free but require that you pay money in order to be able to message people.

Some, back in the early days of online dating (lo those dark days of the late 90s and early 00s), were evil and would sell a limited number of messages; if you sent out a message and didn’t hear back, well, tough shit Charlie, you just blew a buck (or whatever the per-unit cost was). were intended as a way of trying to get someone to message so that you could chat without wasting your hard-earned money.