As you know, a few months ago I — for the first time — stepped on an online dating site. My mission was to check out profiles and profile pics so I could write about it with knowledge. If you read my previous post #1 Profile Mistake, my biggest takeaway was the horrendous profile shots of guys holding a cell phone looking in a mirror.
Fast forward, I ended up talking to a guy who lived in Vegas. First let me tell you, that what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. In this case, its ending up on my blog.
Nice guy, good looking, engaging personality, kids, seemed like a normal guy. Plan was the next time I came to visit my dad in Vegas, we would meet. Trying to survive the desert heat, our date was scheduled for Saturday night. I got a phone call on Friday evening from Mr. Vegas. We chatted about this and that, he seemed respectful, even asked my son and I to his golf club. All seemed normal except for when the conversation progressed to anal bleaching. Anal bleaching? I thought I was pretty much up on things, but I guess I missed the anal bleaching train. After a 20 minutes, we hung up the phone with a meeting time and destination.
Ding! A text from Mr. Vegas. Low and behold what does he send? A frickin’ underwear selfie with a cell phone in the mirror! I couldn’t believe it. Here, this seemingly nice guy totally sabotaged himself. It was a deal breaker. As a somewhat mature woman, it made me feel like a piece of ass.
If I was already sleeping with him, and he sent me an undie shot (without the cellphone), casual and sexy, yes, it could definitely turn me on. His photo was tacky and classless. I immediately sent him a text saying “what makes you think I want to see you in your underwear?” His answer: “Feeling lucky Punk” followed by “and you?” Come on, we all know Dirty Harry has better moves than that. And I could tell from the pic that he didn’t have a magnum in his pants, either.
I shut off my phone and went to bed. When I woke up, I sent him a text cancelling our dinner. Bummer. He seemed like a nice guy. I was trying to keep open mind about online dating. Although I had this major curve ball sent to me, I think I’m going to give online dating one more chance. I’ve been talking to a guy from Maryland for a few weeks. I hate to say anything, but he seems amazing. I can’t let him go as of yet. So I’m driving to Maryland next week to meet him. Stay tuned.