Cut copy and paste, eHarmony, Facebook, Lionel Messi, Message, Online dating service, PlentyofFish, Tinder
Well today it finally started. After a couple of weeks, well a month, of procrastination I finally took the plunge. Feet first, all in, balls deep went for it. I have messaged 13 girls in last couple of hours across both POF and match.com and also sent 1st contact to at least 5 girls on eharmony. I have gone for a cross-section of ages and looks but have gone with basically the dame approach. Tried nothing cheesy, nothing particularly clever or witty. I have simply told them I like the look of their profile, invited them to look at mine and contact me if they would like to get to know each other more. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t sent them all the same message, I have banned myself from copying and pasting, each girl got a newly typed message with its own different shade of dullness. Safe and boring I know but I think any attempts by me to be either witty, clever or smooth will come across as the opposite. I could be wrong but I don’t think my ‘game’ is quite where it needs to be to attempt ant Lionel Messi type moves so I’m gonna play more of a Vinny Sideways role keeping it simple but not losing the ball. Also I think I’m gonna steer clear of any football references as that last one was pretty awful.
What instigated this little flurry of messages. Well a friend of mine, Alan, introduced me to a new app the other week called tinder. It’s kinda like ‘hot or not’, where you just get pictures of girls and decided if there hot or not, with the add-on that any girl who thinks your hot back, you can then chat with and see what happens. I’m gonna do a separate post on tinder soon, Anyway so earlier today I managed to arrange a possible date with a pretty cute girl and have used this little burst of euphoria to put some wind into what were the dying sails of the good ship online dating. I shall add no sailing references to the list of things I shouldn’t use when messaging.
So I’m sure al of you who are reading this are waiting with bated breath, just as I am, to see what happens a) with my tinder dates (yes there are two, details on the other tomorrow) and b) with these messages I’ve sent out today. Who m I kidding, no one is reading, I’m the only one waiting with bated breath. Well in order to put myself out my misery I will post an update on all 13 messages in a couple of days. I will be sure to chase myself up if I see nothing by the end of the week.
The question is now whether I can sleep with all this excitement? Well the fact I’m expecting absolutely no response from the drivel I’ve just inflicted on 13 unsuspecting women means I can sleep absolutely fine. I just need to put down my computer and stop telling myself about it. Night.