online dating update

May 28, 2012

Nothing has changed really. Made the mistake of giving a guy from okcupid my number. We will call this guy John for simplicities sake. In payback for giving my number out, this was the string of text messages I have received to date:

John: Good morning sara….dis is john. How are u?

Did he just write “dis?” Are we in the 10th grade? Okay fine, I’ll give him a pass this time…maybe it was a mistake.

Sara: I’m fine and u? Just got back from a run. It’s hot out.
John: Dats good info…i’ll delay my run till late..close to dusk…

Beginning to question my ability to give my number out to normal, reasonable guys. But again, maybe the ‘dis’ and ‘dat’ is just a fluke. I’ll start giving short responses back.

Sara: Smart move.
John (a number of hours later): Just returned frm a run…dink i lost a lb of water… 😉

Okay now, ‘dink?’ This is where I draw the line and rethink my earlier email agreement to meet for coffee on Sunday. I decide it’s not going to happen.

John: (next day) Gosh…another humid day…

Am I supposed to respond to that?

John: (following day) Hey…wat u up to?

Doesn’t merit a response. Between dis, dat, and dink…I’m not really quite sure what to make of this one. Does he think inserting the letter D in front of words makes him look cool? Was it really that difficult to type the H in ‘what?’ Emails appeared to be normal, but then as soon as we progressed to the next level of online dating communication, things went haywire.

Until next time, DC.

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random stream of thoughts

May 2, 2012
  • Longest hockey game I’ve ever seen in my life. I just want to go to bed. Go Caps.
  • Black case be gone. Sporting white iPhone with no case because it is simply beautiful unprotected. I’ve officially converted to white.
  • A couple weeks ago when my friends crashed my date at Bar Pilar, when he was ready to leave, I say “I”ll walk you out.” Because I still wanted to hang out with my friends. Is that bad? My friend Hoegs got a kick out of it [shoutout to Hoegs].
  • Was just on another bad okcupid date (I sense a recurring theme). Even though I was not attracted to him, of course he read me like a book and knew I wasn’t. Somehow ended up spilling my guts to dude and it ended up not being that bad. Hey, as you all know, if nothing else, I do meet friends online. I’d like to go ahead and thank match.com for my recent trip to Tennesse for Felipe’s wedding.
  • Should I consider getting back on the match.com mealplan?
  • Is this game ever going to end?
  • I’m serious. I’m not even into hockey. But at this point I’ve stuck it out so long that if I give up now, I’ve failed.
  • You know something is amiss when you’ve missed the last three episodes of Game of Thrones. Too much to do, too little time.
  • You also know it’s a problem when you walk by the Dupont Circle dog park, spot a dog, and think “is that a direwolf?”
  • Had three weddings in April. THREE. I know you don’t know what to do with that information. I don’t either.
  • Caps are still playing. This is how into the game I am.
  • Speaking of the iPhone, I love the group chat feature in the new IOS. Are you serious?! It is by far too much fun. Pretty sure reading your group texts got me partly through my date tonight. Thanks everyone.
  • Smoking neighbor moved. But somehow, I’m still smelling smoke. Was I seriously nagging the wrong person about his smoking for the last two years? Sounds about right.
  • This is absurd. Don’t they realize we all have to work tomorrow? Good thing date and I jumped into a cab after the end of the first OT. Otherwise could still be there reading group texts.
  • Did I just stay up for that? EML. Oh well, next time. Goodnight.