Stories from Match.com
So I took the plunge a few weeks back and signed up for match.com. I figured, nothing ventured, nothing gained. At first I just set up the free profile. However, at the urging of friends, I paid for a 6 month subscription so I could take advantage of all the features offered; most importantly being able to communicate with the men who have “winked” at me. Below is an email exchange from one of these men.
You are a cutie and appear really sweet… I would like to perhaps open a dialogue…However, I am currently separated and living with the spouse and kids. I haven’t had had the time to clear up the living situation for various reasons best discussed over the phone… Part of the problem is time and the other is I am trying to reach an amicable split which takes time and patience.. However, I am exploring my options…be that as it may, that’s why I don’t have a photo online…
I wrote back:
Thanks for your honesty in the email. I’m intrigued, but thinking it may be best for you to resolve your current situation. Once that is complete, feel free to look me up. If I’m still on match.com, perhaps we can begin a dialogue. However, at this point, don’t think it would be in my best interest to even explore a friendship.
What the f**k? Do I have desperation written on my forehead? I can’t imagine that any woman looking for a serious relationship would respond warmly to this guy. But hey, what do I know.