Okay, after a day of strange, unprecedented anxiety, I'm starting to have a bit of fun with this.
I mean, laugh out loud by myself whilst surrounded by people at the coffee shop fun.
Some of these guys, I tell you.
Some of their messages are really thoughtful and specific. Some of them are so generic I can't help but wonder if they actually read my profile. Some of them are witty. Some of them are playful (one guy asked me, in fun, what I thought of the Oxford Comma).
Some of them are off-the-wall. Take, for instance, the message entitled, "Purple Monkey Dishwasher." It was an...eye-grabber. Got to give him that. Some of them are fascinating. For example, one man sent me a clip from a reality t.v. show he recently was on. In the clip some sort of professional something or other diagnosed him as a charming narcissist whom girls should avoid dating at all costs. I still haven't figured out what he wanted me to do with that information...?
A lot of the messages seem to follow a similar "template," making me wonder if there is some sort of online dating messaging etiquette.
And then I got this message from a young man and realized — bingo!—there is unspoken messaging etiquette:
And then I laughed out loud. And then I remembered I was by myself in a public place. Which made me laugh out loud again.
See, this is sort of fun!
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