Continuing the Search (or Another Week of Online Dating)

Are you ready for the latest tales as I navigate the online dating world? I swear, I can’t make this stuff up.


Yup. Pretty much. 

My First Unsolicited Dick Pic in over 10 Years

I was chatting with a guy one evening last week and it was going ok. We were making tentative plans to meet up on the weekend. The next morning, he messages me, “Do you want to see something hot?”

Oh dear. I can see where this is going. And it ain’t going to be pretty. I reply, “It had better be a picture of a hot cup of coffee.”

“Well,” he says, “I am in bed right now.”

“No thanks, I’m not interested.”

The conversation continues normally for five minutes or so. And then it arrives. The unsolicited dick pic. Now, as far as penises go, it was a decent looking one. But I certainly don’t appreciate getting an out-of-the-blue eyeful of some stranger’s genitalia. At least take me out for dinner a few times. I asked him WTF he was thinking and promptly blocked him.

When Technology Hates You

This next tale is one that I hope isn’t over yet. The same day I chatted with Dick Pic, I got a very pleasant message from someone else: “I love your hair.”

Now, as far as messages go, it’s not the greatest line, but it was enough to get me to look at his profile. OK, so it was great. Because it worked. Anyway, I discovered that this guy is a Red Seal certified Chef. And he loves to travel. And he loves the outdoors. And, and, and. We got chatting back and forth and over the next couple of days we had those kinds of conversations that are just comfortable. How we spend our lazy days, his cat, our crazy sleep patterns. On Friday we started making plans to meet up on Sunday. The weather was supposed to be beautiful and we planned on grabbing a coffee or tea and then walking along Lake Ontario.

But, it was not meant to be, apparently. Because he seemed to stop receiving my messages. And no, I don’t appear to be blocked, because from my end they are sending. And I have the full message history. I was pretty bummed about it Friday night and all day Saturday. I woke up Sunday morning to this message from him:

“Hey… sorry about my absence. My POF is screwing up and my messages aren’t getting sent and I’m receiving bits and pieces. Now, I copy what I write and just keep pasting it until it sends.”

Now maybe I’m deluding myself that he’s still (or ever was) interested, but I’m inclined to think there is definitely some interest. And I’d like to hope that he wouldn’t have bothered to try and explain what was going on if he’d decided to just disappear. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard from him since. And I’m trying not to turn into crazy stalker lady. But I really hope that we’re able to reconnect and meet at some point.

Trying Other Dating Sites

As per the suggestions of some friends, I also created accounts on okCupid and Unfortunately, it’s pretty much the same group of guys. And I am very limited in what I can do without a paid subscription. At least on POF, I can message people for free.

So that’s where things stand in my dating life. I think I hear crickets chirping. Stay tuned to find out if anything happens over the next week.


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7 Responses to Continuing the Search (or Another Week of Online Dating)

  1. I love this. Yeah, I’ve had one sent to me from an old school friend I hadn’t spoken to in fifteen years….via FACEBOOK! I didn’t really think Facebook was dickpic territory but there you go. ahhh the highs and lows of online dating.

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  2. Ann Coleman says:

    I guess the only good thing about the dick pic is that you discovered the guy was a creep before you actually wasted time on meeting him! But the second guy does sound hopeful. Please keep us posted, and best of luck to you. And remember, you are SO worth a wonderful relationship with a wonderful person!!!

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    • Thank you so much. Don’t worry I won’t settle for anything less than wonderful. I’ve been single for almost 11 years now.

      As for the second guy, we have reconnected and have been texting since he finished work tonight. We’re trying to coordinate this week’s schedules. 🙂

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  3. Miriam says:

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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