Thursday, May 30, 2013

Know your role

I'm endlessly fascinated by what makes people tick. I'm curious about why they say what they say, and do what they do. It's one of the things about dating I find so interesting - and at the same time, so frustrating. 

So the other day, I got a message on Plenty of Fish that a user wanted to "meet me" (POF's quick-match feature, similar to daily matches on He had no photo, and his profile was barely completed, so I just ignored the message. 

Later, I noticed he had uploaded a photo. Nice looking man - but the photo didn't look real. Plus, it showed him with a dog - and his profile said he had no pets. He claimed to be a sociologist, with a four-year degree, yet his about section read:
Alor ro tell ask away i am open book

Something seemed off. I was curious, so when I had the chance, I said I wanted to "meet him" too, to see if he'd message me. He did.
"So u want to make my acquaintance"
How many sociologists do you suppose there are who don't use punctuation, and who use "u" instead of "you?"

I asked about the dog in the picture - he said the dog died. Very possible, so I extended my sympathies.  Then I asked,
"So what do you do as a sociologist? Specifically, I mean." 
I'm not even kidding when I tell you his response.
"Im conducting a study on affect of photos vs non photo profiles and success rates of relationships started online"
He then asked, "So whats ur experience" - to which I responded:
"Are you also studying the effects of good grammar versus poor grammar on the success of online interaction?"  
"Look lovey know ur role" then "lol" 
I asked what was funny, and he said:
"U in a kitchen doing ur role"  
I wished him well and said good luck with his "study." I'm not sure what the point was of telling me all of that,or what he hoped to accomplish. I assume he's telling the same lie to others - or maybe he's telling other stories depending on how the interaction starts?

See what I mean? Endlessly fascinating - and something else to look out for when I'm visiting profiles.

1 comment:

  1. Are they giving SOCIOLOGY DEGREES AWAY?!?!?!?!

    I want one!

    Oh, wait, I read this again, he wasn't a sociologist... RIGHT?

    *sarcasm meter going off the charts*