Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dating Diaries

Being a single, christian girl in my early 30's poses some challenges on meeting people to date.  I'm not going to meet someone at a bar...mainly because I don't go!  It's hard to meet people at work because I'm a teacher and most of the people there are women.  So, internet dating is an option.

I didn't say it worked, it is just an option.

I've tried lots and lots of dating sites.  To no avail.  I'm currently on a free dating site and let me just say that I'm getting what I pay for!

I wanted to share with you some of the emails I've gotten.  I wish I could share the pictures that go along with these, but that might be crossing some lines!

  • Hi Mariah, just kidding but you look a lot like her with the difference that you look much better.
          [Mariah Carey?  Really?  Oh brother...fishing for something there for sure!]
  • A good friend of mine inadvertently summed up online dating with a simple euphism "If you stick to the truth, you will never have go far to remember your story". So with that being said, I would like to tell you a little bit about me. I am a dedicated and devoted Christian that loves playing games that not only encompass board games but video games with my friends son as well. I have plenty of kids that I have kind of adopted, much to their parents relief when I show up. I love shopping (seriously) especially at the mall as well as browsing for specific items with other people. There's something about the thrill of the hunt.... But enough about me, I would like to know more about you. I must admit that I am mildly envious about the summer break but the respect I have for someone who teaches far outweighs that. 
           [Call me old fashioned but I don't think I want my man to "love shopping".  And a 38 year old playing video games?  Hmmmm....]
  • awesome profile... i love the games line... unless its a real board game, awesome!! but what seems the most remarkable to me is that you have a masters degree, very set in what you want, an obvious Godly woman, very pretty and you're single!!how do you shew away all the guys in XXXX GA, lol? that is the big mystery to me, lol... anyways, would love to chat sometime..:)
          [Umm...yes, I do love to play real board games.  Way to read my profile, buddy!]
  • Hi I have question. Do you bake the cake or just decorating the cake? P.S There is answer for your question about girl next door: I do not have next door on my right side or left side or front any Girl who can by the girl of next door :-( so I can not heard of the girl next door :o)
          [So is it a deal breaker if I just decorate the cake and not bake it?  And I promise I did not alter this email.  It is really that broken of english.  We would probably have a communication problem!]
  •    hi there :) cam i have the honor of knowing you better if you think that things can work out :)   
           [The subject line of this email was "duddette where is my rib?"   Seriously.]          
  •    What church do you go to? You look very sweet and you like to bake is a serious plus. You bake it and I will come.
           [Ok, so this one made me laugh a little.  The one liners can be kinda cheesy.]


I know, I know I can be a little cynical and picky.  But like I said, if you could see the pictures that go along with the comments that would make all the world of difference.  I'm sure there will be more of these delightful nuggets in the future.

6 comments:

Lauren Kelly said...

Oh my word, girl!! Have you tried eharmony? My mom met her husband on there!! :)

Ha, the internet thing sure does make for meeting some interesting people!! Ha! :)

oh amanda {impress your kids} said...

This made me LOL!

LeighSW said...

Oh, I feel your pain! I've tried a couple of sites, the last of which was E-Harmony. No one came anywhere close to being a love match. I was surprised how poorly the guys read my profile and that no matter how much I spelled out that faith was the most important thing, an athiest and other non-Christians contacted me! I have friends who married as a result of E-Harmony and I'm glad it worked out for them. I just don't think that's how I will be meeting Mr. Right.

Anonymous said...

Staci:

I happened upon your blog a while back and check back occasionally to read the updates. I totally understand your plight with online dating and as a man, can tell you that it’s no easier on this side. These sites that say they match you based on a personality profile, likes/dislikes, etc… I have no idea what profile they are using as some of the dates I went on, I had nothing in common with the women that were selected.

Being that it is your life and you choose who you want to spend it with, I offer no judgment in my comments but I wonder, would you disqualify a potential candidate for dating because he enjoys playing video games? Obviously, this is none of my business but curiosity is getting the best of me…

Staci said...

To anonymous:

No, I would not disqualify someone who plays video games. I wrote that with quite a bit of sarcasm behind it...like I said, he was a 38 year old who made it a point to tell me he plays video games.

I am not THAT close minded. It was written all in fun for this post.

The Messy Mom said...

Oh my goodness. These are absolutely hilarious!

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