Okay StupidPosted: February 22, 2012
Thought it was worth a shot seeing as I haven’t been on a date for so long, but it’s not an easy fit.
I’ve tried it before and had some notable disasters: the guy who claimed he was a music exec but actually worked in a record shop springs to mind. He didn’t take his hands out of his pockets for the entire two hours we spent together at a nasty pub in North London.
My profile hasn’t been up long but I’m already resisting the urge to deactivate the account as I told myself I would do this with an open mind.
So far, out of a dozen emails, only one was written in proper English. In fact, it was a rather eloquent email from a guy who, funnily enough, works in the music industry. He emailed at 3am and professed his love of enjoying adventures in the city under the cover of night.
I like to sleep at night, so we’re not a good match – but I was grateful to get an email that actually made sense.
Another guy has emailed maybe six or more times, getting steadily more angry with me for not replying. The second which said, ‘So, do you want to go out then?’ came just ten minutes after his first.
There’s a lot of bald guys too. And while I’m determined not write anyone off on appearance, I am partial to a man with hair. Bald guys, I’ve noticed, like to post profile pictures of themselves in the gym. “I may not have any hair but I’m fit, healthy and virile!” But never say never.
I also don’t like dogs. Let me put this in context: I will get to know my friend’s dogs and some of them I even like, but I don’t want to be around dogs all the time. So guys with dogs, of which there are many, are a bit of a no-no.
I’m not sure how long I’m going to last at this. When I tweeted I was online dating I had a few emails from people telling me how they’d met their spouse online. I’m not saying it’s impossible but it actually seems well, almost impossible.
At this rate, if I manage to meet a guy with a full head of hair for coffee during daylight hours, and he keeps his hands out of his pockets, I’ll consider that a small victory.