After giving myself a nice little cooling off period from dating Mr Potential, I decided a week ago to turn on my online dating profile once more.
Of course, I didn’t expect anything positive to happen as quickly as with Mr Potential. If we flash back to late April when I started my very first profile, it took a little while to find someone I wanted to talk to exclusively. With Mr Potential, I think we started talking after my profile being open for two days or something. We clicked right away and I deactivated my account after a few more days because I had no interest in talking to anyone else.
This time, I opened it again after my trip to the aquarium last week. I was ready to meet a Mr Wonderful.
The next morning, I had a message from this one guy. He was gorgeous! A little bit older than I would normally like to date, but gorgeous. Don’t worry – his profile was full of great things too. The gorgeous part was just a bonus. We exchanged a small handful of messages, maybe over 10-minutes and then we exchanged names. I told him mine first and then he told me his…..which is the exact same as my brothers….and right away I was all “I know this is going to sound horrible, but I can’t. You have the same name as my brother and that is really weird for me.”
That’s weird right?!?! A lot of people tell me it’s not. But it creeps the creeps right out of me.
But this guy would NOT give up.
At first, I was intrigued and then he said he doesn’t know if I’m just used to getting my own way or whatever. Um yeah, that sounds horrible. We even talked on the phone. I was intrigued. He wanted to change my mind.
Although, while talking he called me spoiled and privileged. “I’m not saying this is you but…”
Um dude when you say that it means you’re saying it’s me…
He thought my brother would agree with him that the name thing wasn’t weird. He was right – le brother didn’t really think it was that weird because he has a super common name. I literally know at least 7 people with the same name right now. But it still weirded me out.
So the next morning I told him, sorry no deal. Then he called me stubborn! Which I totally am but that’s a great way to get me to stop talking to you. He’s all “I don’t want us not to talk” I sent him a very final “I’m sorry but no.” and he’s like “can I ask you why? you said you’d give me a chance!”
OMG! Now, this guy is just getting on my nerves and like dude, go talk to someone else.
The nice Canadian has left.
So I said: I have literally told you a hundred times why. I never said I would give you a chance. I was straightforward from the start that it was weird. We talked on the phone and it was still weird. Let it go man.”
Gah. Thankfully I haven’t heard from him since.
But silver lining: the same day he sent me a message, so did someone else. Who I haven’t stopped talking to since, and he is pretty wonderful. I was online for a grand total of three days before I deleted the app from my phone and started to ignore emails of likes and messages.