I am looking for stories, experiences from the internet dating scene.
Here’s my contribution. I changed her name (which was probably a fake anyway) and a few other names to protect identities. I welcome all opinions as I’d like to learn something from this experience.
As for background, I live in a city between Milwaukee and Chicago that is by no means a hotbed of singles activity. I have been here for a handful of years because my job is in another nearby town, which is also not a good place to be single. It’s a great job and I like the company.
What follows is the exact word for word communication. I am still scratching my head. Don’t know where she was coming from, and feel badly about how this went.
I have to say that it is a relief to get to the bottom of an interesting profile and see long hair listed among the turn-offs.
I saw you on my “who’s viewed me” page. Did you see something else that was a turn-off? Couldn’t be long hair:)
Anyway, I’d love to hear from you if you’re up for a second look.
You seem to have a very interesting life–my only question is, how is it a man who works for an international company, flies to France and visits the Rodin museum is living in Kenosha? Is there a france-kenosha connection?
Your dog is a lab? lab mix?
have a great day!
Boy, people really hold Kenosha against you. If I were a native I might be offended. I grew up around Los Angeles and then lived in Atlanta for many years before moving to Kenosha. Granted Kenosha has its share of hacks, but there are some decent people here too. Some are even native Kenoshans believe it or not.
I am a financial analyst for a Racine-based company. For the past several years my job was in the financial services division, and my turf was Europe. I am currently transitioning into a new role on the manufacturing side, however this time I’m Global rather than just European. It means I may find myself in Latin America, Australia, or once again Europe, although more likely Italy than France this time around. We seem to make a lot of stuff in Italy.
I re-read your profile. Things we have in common so far:
A dinner party with friends. (Beats the bar scene any day!)
I love playing tennis but am terrible and thus easy to beat. (Same here. I can’t keep score either)
Extra bonus for cultural traditions with great food. (Italian?)
Blablabla’s and sushi (Don’t spend much time in Anytown USA, but been to Blablabla’s and love sushi.)
Sometimes I just like to be home and look at the lake. (I lived in a cabin on the lake my first 3 1/2 years in Kenosha. Never get tired of looking at it)
Walking in the woods. (Mountain biking in the woods?)
Chocolate mousse. (How about a creme brulee chaser with that mousse? Whenever I cook French, I serve both)
Ok, so I hope you have had a chance to reassess your opinion of Kenoshans.
My dog is half lab and half dalmation. She is very old, and I will lose her before long. It will be devastating. I am getting choked up just typing the words.
So what’s your story?
You invented a “diss” on Kenosha–if you read my email closely you will find I don’t cast aspersions on your fair city but merely ask for the connection with paris. I wonder what it means. hmm.
I think otherwise we do have many common interests.
hope you are enjoying the day!
I was joking about Kenosha and licking my wounds. It’s kind of hard to convey humor via email. Your words seem convey surprise that someone from Kenosha would visit the Rodin museum.
OK, so lets start over. Since we seem to enjoy a lot of the same things, it’s worth it to continue the exploration phase. So what’s your story? I’ve given up quite a bit, and you’ve offered me nothing. What/who do you teach? How long have you been doing it? Family around here? Plan to live here the rest of your life? Tell me more about you.
I’m hesitant to tell you much about me–I’m a college professor and with a little google, you can find my name, office, phone, email and everything else. Given your apparent road rage over kenosha issues, it might be best to keep that in reserve.
I’ve been here 3 years now. just celebrated my 3rd year anniversary in Anytown, USA. Originally from illinois. Went to grad school in philadelphia. saw the dada exhibit in new york over summer, and was in paris one month for research. know how to fish. pretty good but not great at bowling.
that’s a lot of info!
You sound very interesting. If you’d like to talk on the phone, or meet at some place where you feel comfortable, let me know one way or another.
I’ll give you my number if you’d feel more comfortable calling me. The number is XXX-YYY-ZZZZ.
Have a good night.
“So what’s your story? I’ve given up quite a bit, and you’ve offered me nothing.”
That seems a little…aggressive.
I think I am pretty hesitant to take it further. I’m just not comfortable with you–there’s too much edge here. It might be anger, it might be sarcasm, but I don’t think we’re well-suited.
Sorry to have offended you with my tag line. I have been saying “So whats your story?” to get to know people for probably 20 years and have not offended anyone until now. I apologize for that.
This communication did not go well. It crashed and burned like nothing I have experienced before.
You have made some snap judgments that are both off-base and insulting.
Best wishes in finding the right guy for you.