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literarylioness13
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« Reply #49365 on: December 04, 2012, 8:11:32 PM »

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Meanwhile the one in Scotland just sent me a tome of an email. And he asks all these questions that I really can't answer like, "I always ask this important questions: 1) Do  you know what your purpose here on this earth is? Why are you alive?  2) What is the purpose of having a life with someone...having a mate? These are questions any good living person must have answers to..."

You know he got his degree in philosophy or is just a twit. Here are my canned responses to these existential questions:

My purpose in life is to breath and walk up right, but not necessarily in that order.

I need a mate to make sure I walk up right and breath---please see above response.

I guess I'm not "good" or "alive" enough for you.

Oh and my thoughts on Sartre are: he was just a bad imitation of Zeno Citium, but in French.

Nietzsche was trying to be a Heraclitus, but without the insight and humor.

Marx was a rich hypocrite who should have worked in a salt mine.
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« Reply #49366 on: December 04, 2012, 8:20:31 PM »

Yeah, I'm not a fun of the quirky emails or the heaving flirting right off the spot. I find the heavy flirting is a way to force "instant intimacy," which feels disingenuous to me.

Yup. Heaving flirting requires some working up to ;)
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« Reply #49367 on: December 04, 2012, 10:58:28 PM »

So Bowtie hasn't written back.

Today hasn't been very fruitful on the online dating scene.
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« Reply #49368 on: December 04, 2012, 11:11:22 PM »

So Bowtie hasn't written back.

I keep reading that as "Bowie," which makes him sound way more exciting than he could possibly be in real life.

Sad I missed the Noof drive-by.
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« Reply #49369 on: December 05, 2012, 1:56:05 AM »

So interesting Match fellow (interesting profile that is) who sent me the spam-mail "I see we are a good match" but nothing else hello email just sent a wink - I'm really inclined to respond and suggest that he actually ask me something or give me some clue of what he found interesting about me (or maybe this is just part of his shotgun marketing strategy?).  It annoys me that I'm supposed to start a conversation - but he is outdoorsy, educated, etc etc & who knows?

Not much else going on, lots of looky-looks but no other contacts.  I will write some folks this weekend.  BirdMan (I came up with a name) of across the country (sciconnect guy) is still in the picture despite my stating reality check about the distance.  I will talk to him by phone this weekend. (timezone plus last week of semester insanity requires the delay).

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« Reply #49370 on: December 05, 2012, 8:52:23 AM »

I got an email from Bowtie this morning. I think he's adorable.
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« Reply #49371 on: December 05, 2012, 10:37:33 AM »

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So interesting Match fellow (interesting profile that is) who sent me the spam-mail "I see we are a good match" but nothing else hello email just sent a wink - I'm really inclined to respond and suggest that he actually ask me something or give me some clue of what he found interesting about me (or maybe this is just part of his shotgun marketing strategy?).  It annoys me that I'm supposed to start a conversation - but he is outdoorsy, educated, etc etc & who knows?

I hate those! I got one from a guy who sounded like he was trying to sell me a time-share. It sounded so stock and phony. I didn't even bother to answer.
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« Reply #49372 on: December 05, 2012, 10:46:52 AM »

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So interesting Match fellow (interesting profile that is) who sent me the spam-mail "I see we are a good match" but nothing else hello email just sent a wink - I'm really inclined to respond and suggest that he actually ask me something or give me some clue of what he found interesting about me (or maybe this is just part of his shotgun marketing strategy?).  It annoys me that I'm supposed to start a conversation - but he is outdoorsy, educated, etc etc & who knows?

I hate those! I got one from a guy who sounded like he was trying to sell me a time-share. It sounded so stock and phony. I didn't even bother to answer.

Match still has a lot of scammers on it. Usually they want you to email them immediately on their personal email--clue 1. Often they call you a beautiful angel.

But hell, Wren, start a convo with the guy. He's obviously interested because he did contact you first.
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« Reply #49373 on: December 05, 2012, 10:56:09 AM »

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Match still has a lot of scammers on it. Usually they want you to email them immediately on their personal email--clue 1. Often they call you a beautiful angel.

Really? That sucks to pay to have someone send spam. Also, the spammer has to pay to get on match.com. I went out with a guy who said he was shocked I was real because all he got were ads for mail order brides and porn.
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« Reply #49374 on: December 05, 2012, 1:12:10 PM »

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Match still has a lot of scammers on it. Usually they want you to email them immediately on their personal email--clue 1. Often they call you a beautiful angel.

Really? That sucks to pay to have someone send spam. Also, the spammer has to pay to get on match.com. I went out with a guy who said he was shocked I was real because all he got were ads for mail order brides and porn.

They aren't really spam emails; they are more like scams. They pay to get on Match, usually use the photo of a very attractive person, and often are from some other part of the country. They are looking to scam people out of money and/or hack into an email account. Anyone who wants to get off the site immediately and use a private email should be suspect.

However, if you have been having a conversation with someone on Match a bit, and the person seems legit--it is okay to use private email.
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« Reply #49375 on: December 05, 2012, 6:59:06 PM »

I spoke to Slightly Inappropriate Work Crush today, but not about anything worthy of reporting on this thread.

I was going to write something else when I started typing this, but went to make a cup of tea and got distracted by the fact that my electric kettle looks like Darth Vader and forgot what I wanted to say. 
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« Reply #49376 on: December 05, 2012, 7:47:19 PM »

I spoke to Slightly Inappropriate Work Crush today, but not about anything worthy of reporting on this thread.

I was going to write something else when I started typing this, but went to make a cup of tea and got distracted by the fact that my electric kettle looks like Darth Vader and forgot what I wanted to say. 


Well, did the conversation go well with SIWC (pronounced Swick)?

I just wrote back to bowtie.
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« Reply #49377 on: December 05, 2012, 7:49:57 PM »

It was just a regular conversation. I didn't tell her I like her or anything like that. 

Is Bowtie the one who wants to know why you're alive?
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« Reply #49378 on: December 05, 2012, 8:27:41 PM »

It was just a regular conversation. I didn't tell her I like her or anything like that. 

Is Bowtie the one who wants to know why you're alive?

No. That's Scotland. I just wrote him back, too. That was a little tedious. Bowtie is the one whose initial email I posted that some people loved and some people didn't.

I am most interested in Bowtie, but he lives in the richest town in CT, and I live in the poorest. Actually, he lives in the second richest, but still. I'm sure the women are buzzing around him, figuring he has dough. He's retired, but he was an options trader at one of the big investment banks, and never underestimate the number of golddiggers in Connecticut.
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« Reply #49379 on: December 06, 2012, 2:14:39 AM »

Well, what do you know.  Mr. Match Spam wrote me back a nice, articulate response to my short note and obviously had read my profile.  He is retired (Pry, I don't know why - there must be an early-retirement vortex around here) from parallel science field government job, but busy and with lots of interests other than finding a mate.  So much for ignoring spammy hello first contacts.  Big plus: he has only one typo in his profile (red pen mode here; hard to turn it off). So, so tempted to copy edit. 

Oh, and he is not in Big City, but in next city out from my MidSized City, so even farther out into the orbit of the center of the cultural universe.  Hmm, this might be a good zipcode to be looking in.

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