And why I don't have a boyfriend?
Men type, "Hi - love your smile (eyes, hair, _____ ). Here is my phone number, text me."
Seriously? I don't know you. I don't want to give you my phone number. I don't even want people I do know to have my personal phone number, i.e. my cell.
Some men get tired very quickly. Some stick it out. Some don't seem to really want to go anywhere, so on one occasion, being so bored with it/him, I offered my phone number.
So trying my hand at online dating (a fat-girl site) anew, when a "gentleman" wrote he wanted me to text him please, in fact, he practically demanded it, I capitulated and text him. But I used my google voice number. So there! Anyway, I digress. Here is what that text conversation looked like:
I must admit a few things.
First! I am nice enough that I have deleted his phone number. It was probably a throw away phone anyway and he's probably using a different one now, so it isn't like I'm a saint or anything.
Second: Between 4:09 and 4:15, I was suspicious but still trying to offer the benefit of the doubt. At 4:24, I was indignant. Then I decided to play along. But as I have an incredibly short attention span and I really was trying to get some work done, I got bored.
Third: I wrote "the end" and then couldn't stop myself from bitching and lecturing him. My bad. Also, stole the Ba-boom or Bam! moment when I continued to engage him.
Not much to say now, right?
Well, the next "gentleman" who wanted to text is, oh, I don't know, in Afghanistan? He says he's in Tennessee but then asked me what time it was there (here) and then text "good morning" at 1:08 am. Now, technically that is morning - but give me a break.
Another time when I couldn't respond back immediately because I was driving, he accepted my explanation. But the next day (after the good morning text - which I replied at 8:30 am my time and told him good morning, it is 8:30 am here) when I didn't hear my notification that I had a text come in he wrote:
Um, WTF? You are giving attitude already?
My response (trying to keep it light although I was irritated, to say the least:
He purposely evades my question. Ok, trying to score some points by being romantic maybe? Fine.
We chat a little back and forth via text. Nothing spectacular but nothing terrible either. He tells me that a friend of his found his wife via that particular site, so he'd try it out. I told him the only other guy I'd text had been a scammer he was protective and ready for action. Sure.
Nearing the end of the conversation, I had to excuse myself for some business. He responded that he'd be right there, waiting. Yeah, twenty minutes later when I came back, no response. None the next day or the day after that. No response to my friendly, "How are you?"
So, REASON NUMBER 1 I don't have a boyfriend (or a MANfriend). Men are bullshit and want to text when they don't have anything to say via email even. I call Bullshit!