Friday, June 18, 2010
The Dumbing Down of the Dating World
Wow. So, there are several things in this seven word response that I want to address. Let's start at the beginning. "Melly" is a nickname I had in high school that I used for my screennames since screennames first came on the scene. There are maybe four people in the world that still call me that, and only on occasion. If you call me that now, we are ridiculously close and you've usually asked for permission. Most of the time, I get "Mel" before I get "Melly." So, this level of familiarity when I clearly signed all my emails with "Melanie," is a bit forward. Secondly, did this man not read what I do for a living?! I make money on a daily basis with WORDS! I blog with WORDS. I communicate with WORDS. How could someone think for a second that you could possibly date online without using WORDS? Back to the Match suggestions, the "experts" say to never jump right into a phone conversation or a meeting without at least exchanging a couple of emails (wait, don't you need WORDS to exchange emails?). I was blown away to say the least.
With this last response, I'm leaving the ball in his court. If he'd like my phone number after I plainly offered it, he better ask for it. Even then I'm not sure how I'd communicate with him without using words. Maybe I could take a sign language class or practice my "Pictionary" skills and learn to draw what I'd like to share with him. I could also bring some Play-doh on our first meeting and make 3-D representations of things. Yeah...not worth it.