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12 August 2003 @ 12:57 pm
Off putting  
or *cue Rocky & Bullwinkle music*

What Am I Doing Wrong?

So, I got a PMM message from someone saying they thought I was 'interesting'. I was flattered, did a little research in their profile, and wrote back a brief but chatty reply which invited them to tell me more about themsel.

What I got back was a bit off putting, to say the least:

***Hey, send me a message, and more pics of you to my email. xxx@yyy.com ***

I responded:

No thanks - I prefer to get to know and interact with people, and don't see why you would need additional pictures anyway.

*bangs head*

-the redhead-
Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.melanie on August 12th, 2003 12:08 pm (UTC)
ack. yes, that's pretty sad. unfortunately, i might just have a heart attack and die from Not Surprised, as the parrot from Aladdin would say.
Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.melanie on August 12th, 2003 12:09 pm (UTC)
you're not doing anything wrong, btw. there's just a lot of those types out there.
Spam: suitmadbodger on August 12th, 2003 03:44 pm (UTC)
I have to agree, there are a lot of those types out there. And you hear from a disproportionate number of them, because they're desperate.
Liquid Tension Movementperspicuity on August 12th, 2003 04:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Yep.
not necessarily desperate... but trolling.

i read recently that 1/3 of men on b-boards, chats, match making sites, and such are non-poly married types looking for cheap thrills and hookups without he wifey knowing about it. they're the ones probably REALLY pushing the envelope in terms of "ask 1000 people out, a few will respond" method.

the other 2/3? might be perfectly nice guys, but aren't pushing as hard. some of them are sure to be players, but definitely not all.

tricky stuff.
-the redhead-theredhead on August 13th, 2003 10:41 am (UTC)
Re: Yep.
Heh - it was from a woman.

-the redhead-
-the redhead-theredhead on August 13th, 2003 10:42 am (UTC)
Thanks *smile*

But with this and what has gone on lately I *do* wonder...

-the redhead-
Counterfeit Reality: H2Otangibleatrophy on August 12th, 2003 12:25 pm (UTC)
how quaint...
Neverneverireven on August 13th, 2003 08:38 am (UTC)
I reiterate: People are morons. People on the Internet have a disporportionately high Moronicity count too - possibly because they don't have to actually look you in the face and risk you saying, "No. You're a moron."

Anyway. I'm sure there are some perfectly nice people out there. I know several people who've met the loves of their lives online, and even through online dating services...But I think that's unfortunately the exception not the rule, and you've gotta wade through a lot of silt. Mrr.