Judgmental Elitist Seeks Sarcastic Cohort: a Profile of Prodigious Length and Why

When I first created my profile, It wasn’t much more than a bit of fluff. A lighthearted look at some of my whimsical tendencies, and a smattering of facts about myself:

If I were a season, I would be Autumn–the crisp, golden time of year when the inevitable is faced not with resignation but with bold beauty and passionate defiance. 

I think far too deeply about pretty much everything and view the world in terms of metaphor and meaning. (Half the time. The rest of the time, I talk about it in terms of sarcasm or witty banter.)
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Anecdote of the Day!

Today has been terribly busy, and I’m a wee bit exhausted; so instead of writing a normal post, I shall share with you an anecdote from my fish files!

Today I received the following message from a POF user:
“what are you looking for off this site? If you don’t mind me asking.me I’m looking for someone who can be real no matter what the situation is:) met alot of fake ladys here in Minnesota since moving here in 02 😦 would love to find someone to spend time with and get to know, and go from there……”

I replied:
“If you had read my profile, you would know what I am looking for.”

Needless to say, I haven’t heard back from this user.
(But hey, at least I didn’t reply that I’m looking for someone who can properly pluralize lady.)

Advice: Always thoroughly read someone’s profile before messaging them for the first time.
(What would he have found had he taken the time to read my profile? stay tuned to find out.!)

(P.S. I have now been a POF user for one full week–what a week it’s been!)

What’s in a Name?

When creating a profile for an online dating service, the very first thing to consider is a pseudonym.

This important piece of information is the first part of your profile you are asked to supply and will be how people think of you and refer to you until you disclose your true identity (if ever you actually choose to).

How does one choose a name? Continue reading “What’s in a Name?”

Overcoming Objections

If you are like me, the greatest objections to joining an online dating website will probably be your own. As I said in my first post, I scoffed at my coworker when he initially shared that he was meeting a woman from Plenty of Fish. My perception was that seeking ‘help’ in the form of an online dating site was a concession of sorts, the assumption being that if I am resorting to an online service to make connections with people, I must fail at life.

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Taking the Plunge

So there I was, smack dab in the middle of Minnesota (well, to be fair, kind of on the eastern edge of Minnesota—pretty close to Wisconsin, actually. Nevertheless, it still felt like the middle of nowhere.)

Having recently moved from North Carolina, I was thrilled to be near family again; but I sorely missed the social life I had left behind.

Consisting predominantly of my family and Netflix, my social life in Minnesota was looking pretty bleak.

As far as possible solutions, the alternatives were not many: Continue reading “Taking the Plunge”