May 10, 2010


We decide to try online dating again. It had been a few years and we need to take control of our dating life. Let's  have an adventure and see what's out there. After a few days and a few winks we get an actual email.

Email #1
Hope you're having a good thur! I just noticed your ad and thought I should say hi and introduce myself. I guess I'm not sure what to say, but I live in downtown Bellevue, just turned 30 last month also and am still getting used to You seem straight to the point and am wondering if you might be interested in getting together? My name is brian and if you'd like to meet up, let me know!

(What’s with the random non-capitalization and punctuation?)

We check out his profile and notice that 1) He’s super-cute. But, 2) His profile has a lot of loaded language like: I'm looking for a girl who doesn't want to change me, who is comfortable with me being me and her being her…And we think – hmmmm.

But, being open-minded and believing that it's important to cast the net wide on this Internet-dating-thing (mind you, the wide net did not include "Bed-shaker-69"). Besides, we need practice composing casual-but-interesting emails because it’s awkward and we never know what to say. We write him back a short, slightly dorky email. Notice we don't address his offer of getting together. Seems premature.

Response, Email #2
Hi Brian,

How are you? Having a good weekend? Yesterday was so beautiful – definitely made us excited for summer (or spring at least!). Happy belated birthday! Did you have a big party or do something else special?

Well, tell us a little more about yourself. Downtown Bellevue? Have you been to Boom Noodle?

And this is what we get back:

Email #3
I think I'm not interested in dating people right now. I'm just so busy and don't really have much time for a real relationship. You are awfully cute though! Definitely someone to wake up next to everyday...I'm sure you'll find your man in no time =)

Wow. We just got rejected by a guy who hit on us. This is a first. Upon consultation from several wise friends we get these possible explanations:

1)     brian just wanted booty and our response showed that we weren't down.
2)     He got dumped, signed up for online dating and then regretted it.
3)     Between thurs and Sunday the man met the girl of his dreams =) and just wasn’t into us.

What did we learn? You should never tell someone you don’t know that they "look like someone nice to wake up next to." It’s uncomfortable.

Note: One-week later when we check up on brian’s profile, it’s been removed.


Hogan said...

Is it time to contact "Bed.Shaker.69"?

Saltina said...

At least his removing his profile is consistent with the fact that he's not interested in dating people right now. That's about all I've got on the positives.