Today I was going to share one of my (few) dating best practices. I’ll go ahead and share it, even though I proceeded to IGNORE it and spend 2 hours IMing with a guy. I made a rule (which I just broke) that I would not IM guys any more since they seem to be IMing for booty calls. So, I composed this yesterday:
Hi…I just signed in to check my email. Send me an email and I will look at your profile. Thanks!
That way I can “agree” to chat, paste that in, and then close the chat down. That way I get rid of the stupid request. Otherwise it goes bing, bing, bing as long as you’re logged in. I did use this approach earlier and it worked pretty well. And, of course, the guys didn’t bother sending me emails. Or maybe they did. I don’t remember. Dating, IM, and email just turns into a big blur sometimes.
So, I finally figured out how to look at a guys profile before agreeing to IM him. This guy has one of those hunky main pictures (no shirt) and I had to roll my eyes. But then I saw a picture of his dogs.
They were so cute, I decided to chat with him. I wasted 2+ freaking hours talking to him. I might meet him in person, so who knows if it was a total waste. But, I have a headache and I didn’t mean to talk for more than 5 minutes!!!
This whole IM dating thing is like CRACK.
I may need treatment soon. If I write any more posts like this, send for backup!