It’s been about 48 hours since I created my account. Surprisingly, I have actually received some traffic, but I guess when you have millions of singles (or not so singles) looking to mingle, you’re bound to pop up sooner or later.
Communication is comprised of emails, winks (which, by the way, are way better than “pokes”), and IM’s. You can also add people as a favorite (stalker much?). Within the first day I received 10 emails… half of which were from men that were old enough to pass as someone that could plausibly be my father (seriously, guys?!). The other half was a mix of “you’re a douche” or “you’re just not my type” (and half of these had the infamous “Myspace pic” for their profile.. hence the douchebaggery). Today, I received more emails which resulted in the same response from me… meh. I am sure some of them are nice enough, but I’ll admit that I am just not attracted. This is not me being shallow, it’s just knowing what I like and what I don’t like. I mean, just because I don’t like olives doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious to someone else. They are just not my flavor — you dig?
So I decided to look around for myself. I found a few people that I thought I might be interested in (even just as friends) and sent a couple emails and winks out myself (the winks are completely cheesy, and I’ll admit they resulted from me being too lazy to send out emails). Out of the few, one guy emailed me back and we have been chatting back and forth throughout the day. Conversation is simple, funny, and completely friendly which is perfect for me being that this is my first real little online dating interaction.
Another sent me an IM. I decided to give it a go, even though I wasn’t really interested. Note to all men: don’t ask a woman if she lives alone. You will automatically be labeled a creeper, and by default, become blocked. I have a feeling I will be using this block function quite a bit….