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Monday, August 20, 2007

Second post of the day!

Huh. Chalk this up to a case of "You can't judge a book by its profile."
Remember Please Oh Please? I wrote to him again--really only because I'm trying not to focus too much on Big Smile. I wrote him a cute, funny, confident email. And within an hour, he wrote back.

But his reply was surprising. His profile was one of the best I'd ever read. Funny, sweet, casual, intelligent. On paper, we seemed like such a dang good match.

Then I read his reply--and it was totally disappointing. He doesn't seem uninterested, just kind of...dickish. I wrote back again to his reply, and we'll see if he writes back--and more importantly, we'll see if he writes back something worth reading.

If he doesn't though? Eh. Totally his loss. And perhaps not even a little bit mine.

--Cute Jewess

19 comments:

Best Friend said...

This Online dating thing is tough sauce. It's why I couldn't do it. Profiles are people's perfect image of themselves, and many times it doesn't match up to the reality of things.

But who knows? he may be a sweetheart hiding behind the veneer of the dickish. Won't know until you two meet, if you ever want to.

Cute Jewess said...

More like if *he* ever wants to. I get the sense he might not write back again, but we'll see.

sexagenarian and the city said...

maybe his sister wrote his profile....

Fool's Gold said...

So how do I get into your rolodex?

Are you currently on J-Date?

Cute Jewess said...

Well, FG, considering I'm completely anonymous, I guess you'll just have to get lucky ;-)

If you want to email me your profile name you can do that at cutejewess@gmail.com

Fool's Gold said...

and so I shall! Look for Fool's Gold in the headline. That would be me.

bella said...

That's actually happened to me a few times. Some guy will have this amazing profile, where he comes across as professional, well-spoken, interesting. And not in a too-good-to-be-true sort of way. Just in a way that makes him seem like a cool person.

Then we exchange emails. And suddenly he can barely spell, all of his sentences are either run-ons or fragements, and all he talks about, based on my entire profile, are the photos.

I swear someone else is behind those profiles, and yeah, it's probably a sister.

Financial Artist said...

I like the term "dickish" - blunt and snappy. Nonetheless, I prefer the more philosophical and thought-provoking, "dicksonian."

Fool's Gold said...

wuzza matta, bella? U thin tha ur so gr8 cuz u ken spel? u shudin juge a buk by its cover, ya kno!

Unforgiving Editor said...

"...only because I'm trying not to focus too much on Big Smile." - CuteJewess

That should be "because I'm trying to not focus...." Transpose the "not" and "to." trying to NOT do something is active, versus the passivity of trying not to do it. Subtly similar, but nonetheless different.

Your welcome.

Cute Jewess said...

Ohhhh unforgiving editor, you're going to grammatically nit pick then sign off "your welcome?"

"You're," honey ;-)

Unforgiving Editor said...

Um...no, actually...it was, er, intentional! The point being that "your welcome," that is the welcome that belongs to you, is, um, welcome any time, which...goes without saying.

(Alright, alright. I screwed up. So sue me.)

Anonymous said...

note to "unforgiving" --

1) "trying not to focus" -- CJ's original phrasing -- is correct.
your phrasing splits the infinitive.

2) it's "all right," not "alright."

but hey, whatever, i'm sure we're all forgiving.

Best Friend said...

Dear Nerdies,

it's so cute and endearing how you know how to split the infinitive and mend the superlative and yakkity yak, but the main point is that you want you man to know how to spell and express himself well without sounding like an idiot.

or like his sister wrote his profile.

Or like a nerd.

love you all...

BFF

Michele said...

Sorry to get back to the topic but I agreed to meet this guy once that I'm met on eharmony (ok this was years ago because I'm old and married now) but he said he loved mountain biking, like me, and yoga, like me, and bike races, like me, etc. When I showed up for the date he was this short fat dude who probably had not worked out in 10 years. Not long after, I gave up on eharmony. I'm so glad you are having more luck with jdate. Can't wait to hear more.

Unforgiving Editor said...

Incorrect on both counts. Worrying about split infinitives is so 1950's. It's all about context. "not to" do something and "to not" do something are different in degrees of resistance.

"Alright," though considered by many to be non-standard, can not (two words) be considered wrong. A'ight?

Unforgiving Vagabond said...

Can we stick to the sex talk and leave the grammar to those who can't (one word) get laid?

Financial Artist said...

Any news on Smiley Boy? It's been 24 hours since your last update!

Financial Artist said...

I finally caved and put up my own blog.