It just so happens that one of these periodic emails reminding me that I do, in fact, have an online dating presence still whether or not I want to admit it, arrived in my inbox last night. When it did, I immediately thought that it must be a mistake. I recognized the screen name as one that had sent me several "...would like to meet you" messages in the past, to which I was sure I had responded. Hesitantly, I logged into PlentyofFish (for those new to the online dating world, a log-in after a significant hiatus can throw you back into "New Girl" territory, especially if the site has a "Who Has Viewed Your Profile Lately" section. It took years to establish this kind of knowledge, so don't feel bad if you had no idea.) to check my inbox and sure enough, I was right. This gentleman has emailed me on the 3rd of every single month since December. Count 'em, that's five monthly "...would like to meet you" emails. Five.
What's wrong with that? I'll tell you what's wrong with that. In December, I was less
Knowing that I am a courteous and polite online dater, I checked my Sent box to make sure that I wasn't having a random moment of insanity. Nope, still sane. I had not only responded with a very sincere and personally written "Thanks, but no thanks," I had done so in both December and February. Two different notes. Which leads me to believe that I'm not the one with the sanity issues.
We've talked about this before.) and I'd hate for him to continue wasting any additional time on me. If the situation were reversed, I'd want to get the "Thanks, but no thanks," but I feel like I've already done my due diligence.
Every time I think I've seen it all with online dating, I'm always somewhat shocked to find out exactly how wrong I am. Urgh. I'm not even pursuing it and it's driving me crazy!