So one day last week I received a message in my online dating message box that addressed me by name. It confused me because it wasn’t a reply and I couldn’t find any other messages from the man in question. And while my pictures are very recent and do, indeed, look like me (they are the least glamourous pics I’ve ever used) I didn’t recognize him from real life. In fact, I was certain that we’d never met before.
So I replied to his message and asked – how did he know my name/had we ever met before?
I wasn’t fully prepared for his answer. Yes, we’d met. We actually went out on a couple of dates. A couple of years ago.
I was mortified. I’ve bitched and moaned when men have forgotten about previous communications with me and was seriously offended when a man forgot a date from years before.
And now I’ve joined the club. The men I’ve gone out with have all blended together in my mind to form this big mush puddle of, wrong guy, wrong time, what was I thinking.
I didn’t know what to say in response to that. Really, what could I say? Sorry I forgot?
Anyway, I think this all comes back to me being pickier about who I go out with. I had/have a few dates scheduled this week, but I’m not sure how that’s all going to work out. Work might get in the way of some of that. I’ll let you know.
In the meantime, a quick update on the blog. I’ve obviously still not 100% moved in. Some of the pages are still being built and some of the posts got messed up along the way. A few hundred are here in duplicate (don’t ask) and I’m dealing with that as time allows. And sadly, a random few dozen got messed up. Again, don’t ask. I’m doing the best I can and learning along the way. And isn’t that what life’s about?
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