A friend of mine has very little luck with guys, and as a result has finally been talking into online dating. I’m a massive supporter of online dating; yes I know people have their concerns about ‘predators’ and ‘weirdos’ but at the same time if you take it at face value it is a great place to meet other people who are actually looking for a relationship. They also say that when you are sixteen you know the maximum amount of people, and are therefore more likely to meet someone to suit you. So the majority of us are screwed if this is the case!
But, I digress.
She signed up to a website called OKCupid while I was in Portugal, and when I came back told me all about it. She had set up a profile with a picture of her, and added minimal information. Yet she had received 24 emails! She then panicked.
“Have you responded to any of them??” I asked her. “Well” she said “I may have a slight crush on one of them and have emailed, but I’m too scared to open the other emails”.
So for two hours while on the phone, we both logged into her account and went through the prospective suitors. It was the most fun we’ve had on the phone in ages! There were your token weirdos, like the guy who looked a little like a terrorist, and one who sent a nice email that ended with
“Please respond to this email. Even if you don’t like me, a bit of feedback would be great. I think it’s really rude when you spend all this time emailing someone and then they don’t even bother to respond to you, it’s just really mean. So don’t be that person, email me back.”
Phew! Not going to email that one back then!
We shortlisted it to four potentials who she was then left to email and chat with.
And the good news is she has a potential date next week!
I’ll keep you posted…..