Sunday, June 14, 2009

I may be funny, but I am not pretty....

I was browsing for content for G-man's calendar Friday. Saturday was ACT day, so I was looking for test material. When I googled "fun tests" the first few returns were for OKCupid.com....hmmm.

A friend had tried to get me to try OK Cupid, so of course I saw this as a sign...

And, against my instincts that kept screaming...NOOOOO, do not do this to yourself again...I did. I posted a profile.

I had not even finished filling out the profile when I got an instant message. I swear, I am a magnet...


IM: Hi, my name is Sam. I want to get to know you. Are you married.
ME: No....
IM: Do you want to be married?
ME: Not right now....
IM: Oh...Do you have children?
ME: Yes.
IM: Oh...well we can work around that.
ME: Really?
IM: Oh yes. Do you date other men?
ME: Not right now.
IM: Good. Can you come to New Mexico?
ME: Why?
IM: I want to marry you.
ME: Uhhh....I gotta go.

Ok, should I just delete my profile now? Oh no, not me...Let's take this a little farther.

There is a forum on the site - ok a few of them - but one that caught my attention. A member was offering advice on profiles. Since mine never seems to get me too far, no matter where I post, I thought it could not hurt to ask for some advice.

Apparently, my picture sucks. I guess I should have gotten the message when someone on another site I posted on commented that he already had a dog.

Mr. Letmecritiqueyourprofile on OK Cupid asked why anyone would post such an awful picture....

ummmm...cuz it's me. I thought they'd get mad if I posted someone else...

So I took down my picture. That little grey profile of a female face is much more attractive.

I really was just looking for comments on the content of my profile...but I am guessing it was just too tough to get past that picture...

Think anyone would get past a picture of Phillipia?

Maybe then I could dazzle them with my personailty before they saw the real me:)

7 comments:

Winky Twinky said...

OMG!!! I can't believe someone actually said that to you or anyone... I don't see anything at all wrong with the pictures you've posted!! The people who are so vain as to be looking for supermodels on dating sights are too stupid, and would just insult your intelligence anyway ...please... I've been "out there" too, and I'll be damned if I'd take down my real picture -- hey, if it's me, it's ME!! I'm sorry that happened...

Phillipia said...

Thanks...I posted a different - hopefully, less offensive, pic:)

I will be the first to admit that I am not photogenic. I take terrible pictures. But I am who I am...and I am ok with me:) And who needs anyone who cannot get past a picture...

Larew said...

You mean you didn't post your Phenomenal Phillipia Photo? (A little alliteration never hurt anyone.) I had a guy tell me I had a stupid hat on one of those sites. The asshole had no concept that the hat was actually a joke. Who needs a guy without a sense of humor anyway? I wonder what he'd think of your Carmen Miranda inspired habit? (I love it... maybe we should be dating.)

And people wonder why we're single after all these years!

Sincerely,
Cat Lady

Flubtastic Doofalo said...

People actually meet each other on those websites? I thought they were just places to have random conversations with chicks from the Ukraine.

Jenn Thorson said...

Oh, that's just cruel. And it's absolutely one of the reasons I couldn't do one of these online dating sites. It's bad enough being rejected-- but being rejected in writing by someone who, inevitably, can't spell... :)

It's just not right.

DouglasDyer said...

Maybe it's the nun's habit.

Phillipia said...

yeah, who needs a guy without a sense of humor? I am done with the rejection. But I am NOT giving up the habit:)