I am amazed sometimes at the audacity of some of these men on the dating sites. Here is this man, from Canada, who is chatting with me. After a few minutes of chatting, I finally looked at his profile. It says he is 46 and his status is “living together.” You have a girlfriend? “Well, ”, he says “No actually I am married”. Well ok, that is usually living with someone. Maybe that is why he put ‘wants to date but nothing serious!’ Then he says, oh I am 43. I don’t know why I said 46. I politely tell him probably the same reason you said living together and you are actually married. And instead of worrying about what you should have written, maybe you ought to consider not being on a dating site. He got annoyed with me because I was , as he said, “blasting him.”
A very unique man in his mid thirties, sent me a message. I say unique because, first, he states in his profile , he is neither single or looking. Then he writes that he is simply searching for a woman to please between the ages of 50 and 70. Oh yes he threw in conversation and laughter, but keeping it straight, he is just there at your beckon call.
He is looking for a mature woman, and clearly states he knows he makes more money than anyone responding, so it is clear that he is not looking for a woman of means. In his message to me, he refers to himself as a mere mortal, and how can he even imagine being with a goddess like myself. Well that may just become my new title- goddess of dating. Has a ring to it.
A friend of mine, also on Plenty of Fish, went out with an older gentleman to an Itlalian restaurant for dinner on their first date. When I asked how the dinner went, she said , I was so busy wondering if his toupee was going to fall into his pasta , that I couldn’t focus on the food or conversation. After I caught my breath from laughing, she said that though the toupee stayed in place, she watched his teeth moving back and forth when he spoke. I wouldn’t have gotten past the appetizer.
Another date she went on, told her he was 69, a couple of years older than my friend. As most of us know , one can easily check online with minimal information on most anyone. Said he was divorced and his wife had died shortly after the divorce. So I decided to look him up. Lo and behold he was 74 and his wife was very much alive and living in Florida. Never determined why the lies- what was it going to get him? Sympathy? When one is a teenager , and wants to drink, they lie, and say he or she is 21. When one is approaching 50 , and looks good, maybe shave off a year or two. But at 74, is it not time to stop lying about your age and pretending your wife, or ex-wife is dead? That won’t get you points with anyone.