Today I started a new blog When Idiots Fish. It’s all about the crazy, stupid, and funny messages that people, especially my sister and I, get on Plenty of Fish, the dating website. Sis is actually helping to provide some of the content for this new blog since she attracts a whole different level of freaks and assholes. So not only will there be my usual weirdos, geeks, and creepy old men, now I’ll get to share hers with you as well! Yay!
Also, if you or anyone you know would like to contribute to the blog, feel free to email me using the form below.
I’m still half-assed fishing on Plenty of Fish. I got a message from a guy the other day and showed it to my sister. She said that we should come up with a website sort of like the “When Parents Text” site. The difference would be that our site would list some of the crazy messages that we receive from guys on POF. I think it’s a pretty good idea, but we haven’t thought of a name for it yet. In the mean time, here’s the message that I showed her.
“Hey Im serious and interested but you need to let me know the same before we talk ok? bye [name withheld]”
The message alone isn’t too terribly bad, but combined with the picture that was attached, I had to wonder what the hell I’m doing to attract these guys. I told you before that I changed my profile in hopes of warding off most men, but that doesn’t seem to be working. So back to his message. I think it was in how I first read it that made me laugh. I imagined him speaking in a very shy socially awkward way, almost like a twelve-year-old boy talking for the first time to a girl he’s been crushing on for months. Sometimes the simplest things amuse me.
On to the next message that I shared with my sister. This one is definitely a throw-back.
“hi there,, can we talk soon,,,, ###-###-#### [name withheld],,, i want to mmeet you and i so mean meat,,,”
Seriously? That’s supposed to get me all hot and bothered and wanting to meet him? I don’t want his “meat” or to meet him, ever. That one made me gag a little. Do men really have such little respect for women that that is what they consider normal and acceptable behavior? Well, I couldn’t bite my tongue on that one and when he popped up wanting to chat via instant message I gave him a piece of my mind. He did apologize, but it was too little too late. Hopefully in the future he will think twice before sending a complete stranger a message like that. You may have noticed that I didn’t even mention that he gave his phone number to a complete stranger. Oh ye dirty old men of little faith. You do not have to treat me like a prostitute to get me to talk to you. In fact, that’s the best way to deter me from ever talking to you.
Just when I thought my fishing was almost done for the day, I got a new message on POF. The message was from a man who is probably a very nice person who just comes across as very creepy. The message was as follows:
“Hello I like red heads is it true what they say about prechers daughters”
First of all, you spelled preacher’s wrong. Secondly, I’m glad that you like red-heads. We’re so often discriminated against. Thank you for your support. Thirdly, you forgot the periods. They go at the end of a sentence like this. Lastly, yes, everything that you’ve ever heard about preacher’s daughters is true and then some. (I felt sorry for him so I had to appease him with the last one.)
So my sister and I are both on Plenty of Fish, the dating website. I actually just restarted my account Thursday afternoon because I was bored. That was not a good idea. It turns out that there aren’t as many good fish in the sea where I live. Also, my sister and I still have problems sharing, men that is. Here’s a breakdown of what happened after I rejoined.
First, I took a look at the guys in my area and was severely disappointed. Not only were they the homeliest looking group that I’d ever seen, they were also the most uninteresting I’d ever come across. There wasn’t one redeeming profile among them.
Second, I started getting messages almost immediately and decided to show some of them to my sister. The first profile that I showed her was of a guy that she had already received a message from. Same thing with the next couple of guys. It was funny, but also a little scary. How can a guy find both me and my sister interesting? Granted we’re both pretty good-looking girls, but extremely different in our personalities, interests, and lifestyles. I started to wonder if these guys were just messaging every girl they could find in their immediate area.
One of the guys that it showed as being interested in me was a guy that she went out on a date with a couple of weeks ago. They sent texts back and forth for a couple of days and then he just stopped all communication. She had no idea why. Obviously he’s still alive and when I told her Continue reading →