Speaking of cats - I saw this hoodie in Target with a lion on it and I knew I had to have it.
I don't know if I've mentioned this before but I pretty much love anything with lions or tigers on it. Maybe it's the cat lady in me. I also love hoodies. How could I resist? I didn't.
Anyways, I had an interesting T ride this morning. I look up from my book and I totally recognize the dude across from me. Every dating website I've been on he's messaged me. Over the years I've been on a few dating sites off and on. I try one out for a little bit and I either get bored, annoyed or start seeing someone so I delete my profile. I've tried Match, OKCupid and Plenty of Fish. Every time I put a profile up on one of these sites he is on there sending me a message. I always ignore his messages because his profile creeps me out. He sounds way too desperate and I get the feeling he would cling to any girl that showed him any sort of attention and there he is sitting across from me.
He didn't give me any strange looks so I don't think he recognized me but then again he was wearing sunglasses so for all I know he could have been staring me down.
I have a track record of running into people I've rejected from dating sites.
Christmas of 2007. I'm at a former co-workers Christmas party when I see this guy walk in who I had been on two dates with a couple months back but just wasn't feeling it. I had starting seeing someone else so I broke it off using that excuse rather than "I'm just not into you". He seemed cool with it at the time.
He sees me and makes a B line directly for me. I can tell by watching him that he's drunk which is odd considering he told me he didn't drink.
I don't drink drunk dude: Ginny!!! What are you doing here! It's so good to see you!
at this point I'm having the most awkward hug of my life.
me: Hey I don't drink drunk dude. How are you?
IDDDD: Oh man well this girl I was seeing just dumped me so I decided to get drunk.
WTF! He was so anti-drinking when I met him and now he's wasted. He poured his drunken heart out to me for a few minutes and then wandered off. Ok, I can deal with this. He's harmless and just upset about being drumped.
And then I see him standing up on a chair. I don't know how I knew what was going to happen next but I did. He's going to make an announcement. Shit, this is bad BAD.
IDDDD: Guys! Guys! I have something to say.
the whole party stops and everyone looks at him.
IDDDD: This girl! This girl right here! She's a really great girl. And even though she wouldn't date me. I still think she's a great girl.
This is the part where I die. I just stand there and I can only imagine the look on my face. This is why I'm not seeing you! Because you are out of your flipping mind!!! The rest of the night I'm fielding questions about how I know him and I tell the truth, that we met online. I think I turned quite a few people off from online dating that night.
The second incident happened in May of 2009. I was at a party talking to this dude. He seemed nice enough but I didn't know if he was my type. While we're in the middle of our conversation he suddenly asks me "do I know you from somewhere?" I didn't recognize this guy at all so I said that I didn't think so. "Are you on okcupid? Is your user name xxxxxx?" Why yes that is my user name and I am! Ok, freak out time, what did I do? "Yeah we were messaging back and forth and then you just stopped responding." Oops, sorry about that dude at party.
I was really embarrassed but must have played it off well because he wasn't too upset over it. He found it kind of funny. I just don't understand why this crap keeps happening to me. Does this happen to anyone else? Running into your OKCupid rejects? It's a pretty horrible situation but makes for great blogging right?
I hope this doesn't turn you off from online dating. I think it's a fabulous tool to meet new people and if anything you get some awesome stories out of it.
And now I leave you with a hurricane themed song. Take it away Panic! at the Disco.