A month ago I did the unthinkable; I created an account on Plenty of Fish (POF). Now, I am in no way looking for another relationship. I haven’t been single since I was 14 and it’s about time I enjoyed my own damn company. The sign-up was purely for comedy entertainment and to see what the world of online dating was really like.
So I created the most boring profile around with very little information (I’m talking a load of gobble-de-gook about how I hate writing sentences) and uploaded a photo that doesn’t look like me at all. Apparently this didn’t put people off at all.
Yes. TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY-ONE people want to meet someone that they know nothing about. You’d think half of those people would have got in touch to maybe find out a little bit more about the person they want to meet. WRONG!
And this takes me onto the messages you receive on this site. Yes the messages. The place where people feel safe and secure enough to say whatever pops into their head at that precise moment.
There’s the ‘I didn’t actually read/go on your profile’ person:
The ‘why are you ignoring me’ person:
The ‘I’m spreading the good word about condoms’ person:
The ‘I’m a bit of a creep’ person:
The ‘I’m using real money to send you virtual shite’ person:
The ‘I actually read your profile’ person (these are rare):
And last, but by no means least, the ‘sex act compliment’ person:
May God speed anyone who ventures on this site with a serious hope of finding someone half normal. If you do, consider my hat tipped in your general direction.