If he looks at my profile, and then I look at his profile, and then he looks at my profile…. you get the picture. This guy looked at my profile at least 7 or 8 times. I looked at his almost as many times. There was at least some curiosity on both of our parts. He looked, and seemed, a bit more straight laced than I usually go for. His profile emphasized a spiritual and faith based life, which I can say, I do not follow. He mentioned he goes to church every Sunday, which I do not. Oh yea, The Jewish part negates that. He also said that material things are not important, and if one is looking for a guy with money, then he would not be the one. Hmmm. Not necessarily looking for someone with money, but my mother always said, you can date/marry a rich guy as easily as a poor guy. I think because I married the poor category back in the day. Come on, it does help, doesn’t it? But the blond hair and blue eyes caught my eye. OK, so he looked like a previous boyfriend of many years ago, so I kept looking when he looked.
I decided to send a short note since we had been peeking at one another . Which is how I put it to him.
“How are you? Since we have been peeking at one another I thought I would say hi.” A week or so goes by, and he finally responded.
He says ” Hi. You really seem interesting. but my hesitation has been that you only have head shots on your profile.”
I have to say I was bit taken aback. Should I have been? I don’t know , but that had never come up before. If I am so interesting, and you liked the head shots, then message me and ask me for a photo. Or ask why I don’t have a full picture.
I did respond and said “Oh wow , I never thought about that. “ Playfully I added, “Well I am not hiding anything and everything is there.” Then I said ,” I will look for a picture, at least one I would be willing to share. Or maybe I will take one. Out of curiosity, what are you trying to determine by the full picture?”
No answer for a few days and then he responded with” I’d like to see what you look like.”
Fair enough. For the record, I did meet a guy for drinks once, and we had chatted for weeks. He was at the bar when I got there, never got up( that is another story) and had a long black coat on the whole time. When we left to go to our respective cars, I realized that he was hiding his lower half under his coat. So yes, I could understand Blondie wanting a full body photo. I should have asked Mr. Black Coat for a full body photo.
So I took a picture. A selfie, which I really hate taking because they I never like them. I posted it on the dating site and guess what?
He visited my profile again and never commented or sent a message after that. I guess I didn’t pass the full body picture test for him. Did it make me feel bad? Yes it did. Sure I know that not everyone is attracted to everyone. He certainly was attracted to me from the head up! I dont know why it bugged me. And why did I want to continue this, if just by reading his profile, I realized we were quite opposite in many ways? I guess everyone wants acceptance in whatever form they can get it. Did I mention he never drinks alcohol either?