*5/17/13- New chapter for the book! I was unaware that there is some unspoken rule about how long I have to reply to a message before one is allowed to do a complete 180 & become a petulant child:
Day 1- "you are gorgeous. What are you looking for?"
Day 2- "are you destined to hang out with cats the rest of your life...cause your profile screams 'future cat lady.' Seriously, get over yourself, it will be doing the world a favor....we will still be here when you climb down from your cloud"
OkCupid: I came for the dating, I stayed for the hilarity
*10/13/12-Among the latest messages that have amused me to no end: "There is no way someone like you would be on a site like this. You have to be a dude."
"A bit pretentious are we?"
Be careful what you send me gentlemen- you may just find your message in my work-in-progress book: "Finding Mr. 'I'll Suck 1000 D*cks If You Can Prove You Are Actually The Girl In This Profile' & Other Tales of An Online Dater"
As stated by an OkCupid user: "You are going to be lonely for a long time. An attitude adjustment is in order!"
Out of all the messages that I have received, this is my favorite. Firstly, I will never be lonely as I have people around me who understand that after life has given me tragedy after tragedy, I am still able to find the lighter side of life. Secondly, if "adjusting my attitude" involves conforming to some preconceived notion of how a "proper" girl should act, then I would rather remain single for the rest of my life.
So perhaps I should preface with a disclaimer of sorts: if you take offense easily, if you are one who sits high on your horse passing judgement on others, then please do us both a favor and stop here.
And now gentlemen, the profile that launched the wrath of one uptight prude:
Contrary to popular belief, I am not a geisha girl who love you long time. So if this is what you think you will be getting, move along.
With that said, I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal. People know me. I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.... : )
Right now I'm looking for simplicity. Something that could potentially turn into something great. I will be honest and say that I am wary of people as a rule and it may take some time to warm up. However, I am definitely worth the wait if I do say so myself... : )
*Update* I just realized my profile says that I am "Online now!" All the time. I can assure you I am NOT online all day & can only assume that the mobile version keeps me online all the time. My life has not yet reached the point that I am the creepy, desperate chick sitting at the computer all day... : )
I would like to comment on the following observations by compiling a list titled,
"Do I really need to be topless in a picture?: Reasons For & Against"
1. Yes: This is a shoot for Guys Gone Wild
No: This is OkCupid
2. Yes: You are at the beach
No: You are anywhere else
3. Yes: You have a kick-ass tattoo you want to display
No: You hope that by starting this trend girls will feel compelled to do the same
4. Yes: You are David Beckham
No: You are anyone else
While pictures can serve as representation of who we are, I can honestly say that if you feel you must bolster your image by posing shirtless, it is very difficult for me to take you seriously. Especially so if the picture is from the neck down and your hand is tucked into your pants. This tactic may work on some ladies, namely the type who base opinions solely on physical attributes, but for me, less is more. And by that I do NOT mean less clothing rather that some things are better left to the imagination. For me, it is the journey of discovery, finding out the new aspects of a partner