Apparently, Hugo has his account set up so that if you click on his profile, he is notified of who has looked at his profile. I had only looked out of a perverse sense of curiosity. A day or two later, he sent this follow-up email:
“Good morning, I hope your day will be as beautiful as you are. I see that you viewed at my profile. Believe me, I am not a fictitious man. I am an expressive man, and I am as real as the day is long. I am really college educated, I really have a great career, I am really 6 foot 3 inches tall, I am really single, and I am really patiently waiting to hear from you to call me. If you do, I assure you, you will have no regrets. I totally understand that most men don’t express themselves as vividly as I do, but every man has a gift.
P.S. I hope to hear from you soon.”
Creepy! I didn’t realize people could tell when you looked at their profile. I suspect it’s one of those “extra” features of Match.com…that facilitates stalking behavior! Apparently, you can sign up to get notified the moment someone reads an email you sent to them. That seems neurotic to me.