I’ve tried internet dating in the past and I’m thinking about trying it again. I’ve been browsing profiles tonight and find it a bit weird. On one hand, it can be a fun, safe way to meet new people but on the other, there is something kinda cold about it all. All lists and descriptions and calculations and no randomness or fate. But then, that may just be my inner Mills & Boon lover speaking.
One of the things that turns me off straight away is a man wearing a chain, particularly a gold one. I don’t know why, I just kinda shudder and move right along. Thinking about it, I guess it is based on the stereotype of a beer swilling, sleazy lad who wears a gold chain and his shirt wide open. The type that always reminds me of monkeys at the zoo, swinging from branches while leering and grunting at all the tourists. So not attractive in a man.
The other thing I hate is when the profiles are written along the lines of “I am so buff 4 u babeee!”. That kind of, ahem, attempt at spelling is usually accompanied by a photo of the man with his top off and arms in that stupid bodybuilder pose. You know the one, they either look like a deformed teapot or a constipated orangutan. Hmm, I seem to compare unappealing men to monkeys a lot. Maybe because they remind me of the theory about the so-called missing link in human evolution.
I may sound awful and horribly picky, but I’m not really. I want to meet an intelligent man who has a big heart, likes to talk about everything under the sun, is geeky, isn’t a party person and has at least a few manners. The more the better. If I could find one who knits or was otherwise creative; miaoow!
Something else I’ve noticed in recent times, not just in regards to online dating, is that I seem to be acquiring an attraction to older men. Not too much older, a bit. I don’t know where this new thing came from, but I also suddenly seem to be noticing men with grey hair. Of course, I still like men in the same age group as me just as much as before, but the age range I am attracted to is a bit wider.