Sunday, December 14, 2008
Oldest online dating cliche in the book
Ok, anyone who has been reading this blog knows I am not a big fan of online dating. But after relentlessly getting spammed by Chemistry.com, I decided to give this service a try. Immediately I got 29 messages from "Men who want to meet me."
Here are a sampling of the tepid personal ad cliches that have arrived in my in box so far. I wish these guys would say something halfway original so I have some sort of clue as to who the human being behind the cliche might be. With generic names like "Ralph" and "Bill" and these deadly dull headlines, I really don't have much to go on.
By the way, I am not making this up. These are real, authentic responses to my personal ad. Aaaaack!
Who would you click on?
Looking for you
The one you've been waiting for!
“Cold hands, warm heart”
Looking for a connection
Passion and Adventure
WORLD'S GREATEST GUY (The whole letter is written in ALL CAPS and I imagine a guy who shouts a lot.)
Me Tarzan, You Jane
Sincere, Compassionate, and Sensitive Man
Nicest guy you will ever meet
Have broom. Ready to sweep. (You. Off your feet.) <<---ok, this one is at least kind of clever. In a "groooooan" knock knok joke kind of way.
And...drum roll please....
Your search is over!
Aaaaaaaagh! Delete, delete! And I'm supposed to pay money for this?
Here's a blogger's advice on tired dating cliches to avoid.
Holding hands while walking on the beach in the sunset, anybody?