You can tell from the first sentence usually, that the message you are reading is clearly a bogus message and if you wait just a little while the user’s account will be deleted. As in these 2 cases. I knew, when I was called a “gentle soul,” in the opening line, that I wanted to get the conversation going, to see how long it would take for the account to disappear. It was 10 min, about 10 quick messages.
He begins with “hello i have to admit you are quite a gentle soul and one that qualifies to be a princess, can’t stand looking at your pic without saying hi….. was reading through your profile and i think we could try this and see where it leads us …. so tell me about the things you hate”
Did you have to read that last sentence twice? things you HATE? I read it twice and thought, well here is a new approach.
I responded with, “how do you know I am a gentle soul? I hate liars.”
Him: “okay i also hate liars i can see you are a gentle soul from your picture”
Me: “ok if you say so!”
Him: “oh okay please what is your name? and what are you looking for on this site? how long have you been on this site??”
Me: “been on for 6 months or so, looking to date for now. what about you?”
Him: “me today is my first time on dating site and am also looking for a soul mate please do you have kids?”
Me: (getting bitchier ) “oh I didn’t say soulmate I said date. yes I have kids and grandkids. do you have kids?”
Him: yes i have a son who is 17years please what do you do for living??”
Here is when it gets really good.
Me: “librarian. you?” (keeping it short because I knew it was about done)
Him: “what do you mean of librarian?”
Note: I am now gasping and laughing
Him: “me am an engineer so how long have you been single?”
Me: “do you not know what a librarian is? what kind of engineer? You certainly don’t sound like your profile is written.” (bitchier now because I don’t care)
Him: “lol oh sorry librarian oh you work in where they keep books right please forgive me am doing some things before chatting with you am an architect.”
And so it goes. I couldn’t bring myself to keep it going at that point. Checked about 10 minutes later. Account gone!
# 2 . Yes I keep these conversations going until I crack and can’t bring myself to respond.
Him: “How are you, I’m Jake your profile caught my eye! You sound very interesting. I will like to know more about you & your interests i can’t resist talking to you
Me: “I am doing fine. and how are you?”
Him: “thanks for adding me up on here,i appreciate it..So how’s everything been with you? I will really like to get to know you more. Have you been on here for long, i joined not long ago.
Me: been on about 6 months. so how is Chicago?
Him: “Chicago is great…so what do you seek here?”
Me: “I guess someone to date. you? I see you are an architect? it says construction though?”
NOTE: I said this statement because just about every bogus account the job listed is construction.
Him: That is the closet to m line of work of all the professions there….I am to look for a woman i can spend the rest of my life, and not just any woman…someone who will understand and love me for who i am
Me: “I see. that makes sense. everyone wants someone who understands them I imagine. Sounds much more serious than your profile!”
NOTE AGAIN. his profile was funny, articulate, and made you want to meet him. DUH!
Then the next message is this:
What do you do for a living?
How long have you been on this internet dating site?
How many man have you ever meet on here?
Where are they from?
Did you broke up with them or you are still dating them?
What do you seek for in a relationship?
What sort of relationship you seek for?
What are the basic qualities you seek for in a man?
What interests you?
You ever been married?
What do you do for fun?
Do you like public intimacy?
How long have you been single?
What’s being single like?
How do you treat your man?
Why do you need a man?
Can you love this man?
What is love to you?
Would you hit your man for any reasons?
Take Care and remain blessed.
I hope I have Put the Questions to your satisfaction and if not bring on more.
NOTE: I was going to leave it at that, but I couldn’t!
ME: “yea I don’t think this is working well. Are you kidding me?”
Him: “I don’t quite get you.”
End of story. NOTE: account deleted. this one took a little longer than 10 minutes. Maybe he was waiting for me to respond.
Do women fall for these types of messages? I also note that every bogus email, the “writer” says ‘am an architect’ or ‘am a widower.’ Never ‘I am.’ And really, every message I have received does this, and clearly, we will never be short of construction workers, because a very high percentage says construction under the job heading.