I have a profile on a popular dating site, OKCupid.com. (This is where I first met Special Man Friend, who, by the way, I messaged first, and I never message first…) I get four or five messages a week, and generally the messages are short, poorly written, or just plain ridiculous.
“So what I’m seeing is that you are a cougar. With my dates when we become intimate, my first question is how many orgasms would you like? Then I +1. Experience counts. Just saying….” ~male, 51
“hey there” ~male, 39
“Hi there how are you? i liked ur profile so go check mine out and if u like what u read and see then get back to me k names Randal look forward to hearing back from u” ~male, 44
“You are magically delicious!! :)” ~male, 50
Then there’s the assortment of young twenty-ish males who take one look at my picture and offer themselves up to me to teach them things. Just tonight, I received a new message from a nineteen year old. Yes, nineteen. (He loves my red hair, he’s just about to start college, and his favorite movie is Joe Dirt.)
So I was pleasantly curious when I received a well written paragraph from an age appropriate local man. I clicked on over to his profile to read more, and looked at some of the “match” questions to compare. This isn’t something I usually do, but Special Man and I were talking about a week ago, and he said he always looks at questions and answers, as they can tell a lot about a person, and I thought it might save me some time.
The idea of gay and lesbian couples having children is not acceptable to him. He thinks homosexuality is a sin, and he believes that a man should be the head of the household.
Dating is hard.