If you’re curious what turned me off to online dating. . .besides over a decade of failure. . . I would point to “Ben.”:
This profile nicely sums up what I hate about online dating:
THIS KIND OF MAN
Surely there’s some misogyny going on here, what with him calling women “slut faces.”
I just realized that I’m no longer surprised when I come across profiles like these and that it’s time to get off dating apps.
I’ll just have to put my efforts elsewhere and not linger too long thinking about how much time I wasted on online dating apps.
I did meet The Swede and Big Joe.
And Nate – all who have become good friends.
So obviously there are some decent people using these apps.
But in my estimation, making three friends over 15 years of online dating doesn’t constitute a great success rate.
Out with the old, in with the new.
These are all great ways to get out and mingle with good people who aren’t going to call you “slut face” before they’ve even met you.
I once went out with a man who was seven feet tall.
He used to get asked all the time “Do you play baseketball?” to which he’d reply “Why? Do you play miniature golf?”
Ha ha ha!
I clearly remember standing on a bench kissing him and STILL being shorter than him.
And I’m not a petite woman by any stretch of the imagination.
So when I found out my latest date was 6’7” my first thought was “Okay, no big deal.”
It’s not like he’s seven feet tall.
However, having spent the afternoon with him I can now report back and say that yes, even 6’7” is tall.
I opted to wear heels because I figured I could get away with it.
Big Joe walked toward me to hug me and I was standing on a curb, in my heels.
I hugged him and was dwarfed by him even so.
Obviously I find his height very appealing.
I’m not gonna lie.
Look up “lumberjack” in the dictionary and it’ll have a picture of him with the caption “Big Joe.”
Which brings me to the other joke that my seven foot boyfriend used to say.
People would stare and say, “So is it true what they say about the size of a man’s shoes and his ___.”
To which he’d respond, “God no! I’d be ten feet tall!”