Monday, March 15, 2010
My friends have been constantly nagging me to do some online dating.
So, I signed up for eHarmony. In the past two months, I've been matched with four men (one of whom was more than twenty years older than me). Their profiles were all super-boring and their photos were not flattering at all. In a city of one million plus people, the best they can do is FOUR men? Am I that incompatible?
I put up a profile on Plenty of Fish. I get about five messages daily, mostly from men with no post-secondary education who can't spell, work in entry-level jobs, aren't attractive and/or have children (and wives!). I have TWO university degrees, I'm a published writer, I speak four languages, I make a lot of money, I like "intellectual" pursuits, and I put that all on my profile... what the hell are these guys thinking contacting me?
It's kind of funny... but kind of sad. I'm wondering if I'll get a higher calibre of responses when I change my body type from "average" to "slender"... I figure I can safely do that when my weight leaves the 140s.