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Thanks for the inspiration, Rihanna.  I love your music. 

I just received one of the most flattering emails yet:
“Hi. I’m not sure if I’m even your type, but I had to email you just because you have the greatest user name I have seen. I don’t smoke, I love sports, particularly football, and I am a great cook. Hope to hear back from you because I think we could have a lot of fun.”

Why thank you, DiverMan07.  No, you’re not my type.  But I appreciate you appreciating my sports reference.  Creating a user name was a challenge.  I couldn’t exactly call myself “PerpetualBachelorette” or “OnlineSkeptic” or “Dater-Hater.”  And the things my friends suggested just sounded too cheesy for me.  I wouldn’t call myself “RunnerGirl” or “YogaChick” or “Wineaholic.”  Those things may or may not be true… I just wouldn’t refer to myself that way.  So I finally came up with something I was ok with.  Something feminine and fun, mixed with a little sports jargon.  I thought this was strategic because it had a double motive.  I was putting myself out there as a girl who likes sports, but also trying to weed out the guys who don’t.  A guy who didn’t truly like sports would have no idea what my name meant, and therefore be less likely to contact me.  I explained this to my brother who of course says, “You are so picky!”  Duh.  I’m on a dating website that allows you to narrow your search criteria down to a non-smoking, Catholic, green-eyed, 5’10” polo player who majored in Journalism.  I believe the idea here is to be selective.  And to clarify – I am not saying there is anything wrong with guys who don’t like sports.  I just know that my future-other-half is not among them.

And speaking of names, I’m getting a little concerned about White Belt Guy.  I do feel like the date went better than expected.  I agreed to a second.  But since then, we’ve been communicating via text because I’m out of town.  He already tried to refer to me as “Princess,” and I immediately responded with a smartass comment.  One of the texts I got from him the day following the date addressed me as “Hun.”  Uh… no.  The day after that we were discussing the fact that I had been out drinking most of the day, and he writes “A little Tiny-Tot like you should be careful!”  A little….. What?  This is not acceptable.  For the love of G0d can you talk (or write) like a straight, adult man!?  You’re ruining it!!  And after meeting me and talking to me for over 2 hours, do I strike you as the type of woman who responds well to pet names?  Last night he texted me to say “Have a safe trip, sexy.”  Sigh.  I give up.  So I responded and wrote, “Thanks. Have a great weekend, homey.”

I’m going to be single forever.

TPB

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