August 11, 2008
In my last post, I meant to write about how ‘Hugo‘ sent me a second email, but I got distracted when I found another blog talking about the same guy and his attempts at flattery.
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.
August 8, 2008
My last post was about ‘Hugo.’ This is the guy who referred to me as “a majestic flower in a field of oxygen-deprived weeds.” I guess this is supposed to be flattering, but I don’t know what it’s supposed to say about the other women on Match.com. I suspect I am not the only woman he has said that to…
I just did a Google search for that phrase, and sure enough, I immediately found a blog describing this guy and his far-out attempts to attract women. The other blog was written 3 days ago. Too funny!
August 8, 2008
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.