I’ve tried several dating web sites and I’ve settled on Match.com because of the sheer volume of people using it. It seems to roughly represent a cross-section of people. This means, if you use Match.com, you get your share of cat calls and lunatics, but for the most part the people are pretty cool.
Having said that, one of the more questionable men who have contacted me on Match.com is…well, I don’t know his name and I will respect his right to privacy by not sharing his username. Anyway, let’s call him Hugo. Hugo sends me an email after reading my profile (which, by the way is fairly brief). Here are exerpts of his first attempt to contact me:
“…[you] stood out like a majestic flower in a field of oxygen-deprived weeds. Obviously you are clearly a woman of a different pedigree…”
He goes on to describe himself as having been…
“…stomped, crushed, and fermented into a fine wine…all I can do with this fine wine…is give it away…”
Since I approach dating with a healthy (and safe) sense of skepticism, I think to myself, this guy really has gone out of his way to flatter me and make an impression on me. I can’t say it was a good impression. Out of pure curiosity, I clicked on his profile to read more about him (this is akin to gawking at car accidents). His profile was even more over the top talking about the curves of a womans body and romance and that kind of thing. Is this guy for real? I think not. I’m filing him in the lunatic category.