OK, I don’t like doing stuff like this. It’s not really my thing. But I can’t help myself. I’m online now, in another window, trying to get through my Plenty of Fish inbox and WTF? I cannot believe that these guys think that they’re trying. The messages that I’m getting (not all of them. but most of them) are so half-assed, that I’m having a hard time believing that any of these guys will ever find anyone to go out with them.
Here are some examples:
“You were selected as one of my matches in my area. would you like to connect and get to know each other?”
“hi my name is XXX u seem very honest and cute would u like to get to know each other”
“Hi, how are you? do I have the bait to reel you in?…
hope to here back,,XXX”
“lkie to talk XXX”
I particularly like the first one as he didn’t say anything complimentary about me, whatsoever. Just pointed out that the system matched us. In addition to a bunch more like these, I also received several emails that contained the message, “hi” or “hey” and nothing else.
So, I’m guessing that at least some of these geniuses are currently complaining to their friends that online dating sucks and the women are all bitches and phonies who won’t give them the time of day? Either that or they all know they’re morons and this is just one big joke? The only thing I’m sure of is that no self respecting woman is going to reply to any of these guys, no matter what their pics look like. So every time they send out one of these messages they are just dooming themselves to failure.
On a certain level it’s sad, I guess? I see these services, online, where people can actually hire someone to write their online profile and “manage” their online dating experience. I’m guessing that means write and respond to messages. The first time I saw one of those websites I laughed. I couldn’t imagine anything sillier. But these guys need some kind of help. A service, a class, mentor – something.
Tags: failure, Online dating, online dating profiles, plenty of fish, self respect, WTF