Oh, the wild and wacky world of e-dating. You’d think that by now, I’d be used to the insanity of it having been on and off sites for almost three years. But THIS message, just in, STILL caught me off guard:
Hi gorgeous! You are one fine looking lady, phew! lol. Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? Money’s no object. I’m married but good-looking and I’m rich LOL. My number is (780) &&&-****. Hurry up now..I’m waiting LOL.
Now I’ve received numerous emails from married men since going online. But for the most part, I’ve usually just ignored them (rolled my eyes and deleted). And luckily, most men take that as “Not interested. Go away.” But when I received the above email, I was in a bad mood and it irritated the heck out of me. So I replied:
Might I suggest you hold your breath while you wait?
And as soon as I hit the send button, I felt MUCH better.
Don’t get me wrong – I’ve been much heavier handed than that: I’ve pounded out the odd expletive ending with the word “off.” And yet on one other occasion, I took the time to sarcastically reply: Right…so you’re married and obviously unhappy yet you want me to help you figure out your screw-up head with my time and potentially my heart. Gee, how appealing.
Ah but ladies…the married man is a persistent breed, is he not? And sometimes if we communicate with him at all, in ANY manner, he sees it as an invitation to keep trying; he wants what he can’t have, right? “Oh, you’re so fiery! Now I REALLY want to meet you!” or “God, I’d bet you be so hot in bed!” they’ll come back with. ANYTHING to prop a door open. And why not? I guess in their minds they have nothing to lose.
So tell me ladies if and how you’ve dealt with married men during your online adventures – any good one-line comebacks? Any horror stories to tell?
Cause rest assured that in this vast online world, not only do such lowly creatures prowl, so too, do their more manipulative counterparts: the ones who downright lie and pretend they’re single. Even my MOM dated one of those. And gutsy lady she is, when she found out he was married (they were out at a fancy social event), she walked right up to him in her classy dress, wine glass in hand…
AND poured it on him!