Posts Tagged ‘dating profiles’

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, I was an early patron of internet dating sites. Yep, I had profiles on the likes of Lavalife and POF for some years. These early social media sites (yes I call them social media sites, after all, what’s more social than meeting people and dating?) were my way to pre-screen. And it worked pretty well I’d say. I invested a lot of time in talking to people on the site to find those genuinely interested in meeting someone vs. those looking for a quick bootie call or the serial daters. My use of dating sites fell by the wayside probably somewhere in the realm of 5 or 6 years ago. But I kept my profiles, you know, “just in case”. I didn’t have any particular beef with any of them. I had met some genuinely good people (it’s all about the pre-screen).

One day, I got around to cleaning out my inbox. I did one purge a couple of months back, unsubscribing from as many e-newsletters and regular mailouts that I could stand to do in one sitting. But when 300 unread emails still piled up over the course of a few weeks, it was clear more of them had to be on the chopping block. As I scrolled through the unread messages, a POF update came across my line of vision. “A-ha! I haven’t used that in years!” What the hell, I’ll go all in and delete my account altogether. Well, when I clicked on the link from the email to change my profile preferences, guess what I saw?

The message on my POF profile page

There’s nothing wrong with the top one. People pay attention to real people with real photos more so than those with no picture or fake photos, that one’s a no-brainer. My eyes fell on the second notice. Well how about that! Somewhere in the last 5 years, I’ve found myself a husband, managed to get myself hooked on any number of drugs and taken to poisoning myself with a cancer stick. Man, I’ve been busy! Had I logged in to update my POF profile, I could’ve avoided so many problems. And found a nice man to keep me out of trouble. What kind of guy did I marry anyway that would support such habits?

Like I said, I had no beef with POF before deleting my account. But after seeing that? I gleefully, yes gleefully pressed the delete button.