I've been married for a long time, been with Cade since I was 17. Some of these pick-up lines have shocked me. Is this what the online dating scene is like? God forbid.
Let me tell you about three especially bad ones . . .
I've always had a special feeling for my mother.
STOP . . .Is this a pick-up--or an attempt to say they're STILL a mama's boy?
Resume . . .
You remind me of her in face and heart. I'd like to meet and see if we have a bond. You smile tells me we do. Let's message each other.
Hmmm . . . YOU smile tells me we do. Well, my smile says that I'm married--his wording tells me he doesn't speakie English very well. AND in the picture he attached of his mother . . . Well, I'm surprised he said our faces match.
My wife died. You remind me of her.
This emailed called to me--the poor man! But honestly, do I just have a familiar face, or what? I continued reading, thinking this was just a kind email, not a pick-up. Boy was I wrong.
I think her spirit dwells in you. We lived a long life together. I can see her joy in your eyes.
I would like to date online and know you more.
If a message like that won't creep someone out--I don't know what will! My shaky hand clicked on his profile picture. The guy was a highly decorated military man who was about 9,000 years old!
I like you. I think your a virgin.
I'm a writer, don't send a writer something with an obvious error like "your" vs. "you're"--unless you're approaching them for grammar lessons.
Now onto the obvious offense behind this facebook message. WHAT THE HELL? A virgin? And to think, I thought my army of children clued people in. Having a baby is like shouting from the rooftops--I've had sex--I lost my cheery, people!
But making a strange claim like this, made me feel as if he'd take me--a thirty-year-old--to the slave sex exchange! Are they taking thirty-year-olds with no boobs, and lots of character? If so, I'm terrified.
Is this really what the dating game is like these days?