Okay, so you all may not be able to relate to this entry. If you have ever signed up for an account at an online dating/personals site, you will understand.
Remember back to when you first signed onto cupid.com? You wrote the profile and then clicked on all those little “traits” – height, build, eye color, college, work, etc – about yourself and about the one you are looking for. You also got to choose how important each trait is.
How many of you think you need meet every trait a person puts up there to send them an eye contact or a message?
These traits – and I only have one that is a deal breaker – are just guidelines. We all want that – or we think we may want – model perfect man or woman but we are also all intelligent enough to think that we aren’t going to find the “perfect” woman or man here.
I suppose you are wondering what is getting me going today. A day or two ago – maybe it was over the weekend, I got a message from a new guy. Wasn’t a screenname I had seen around so I did check out his profile before I read the message.
I finally open and read the message and it is a rant. I have never talked to this guy before, have no idea who he is. He is ranting and raving over the fact that I put down I am looking for a guy 5’10” (which in my mind is not all that tall) to 6’5″. This does not mean I am not going to talk with someone shorter or someone taller.
So for those of you out there, do you just not answer these particular questions in a profile? Do you assume people will realize you are not totally shallow? Or do you go off the deep end when you see a profile of someone and you don’t fit that person’s criteria?