As some of you are aware, La Twicks is back in the dating pool again. (Thanks to all who helped me polish my personal ad – and special thanks to the helpful Doper who explained how to imbed mind-control commands in apparently innocuous entries).
The process isn’t fun for anyone, and I’m not exactly an easy match. (A college friend – who also has never married, once said, “Let’s face it, twicks, we’re a custom fit in an off-the-rack world,” and I think he’s right.) I’m way too smart for my own good, which, incredibly enough, not all men IRL find enticing – and I’m also not a size 6.
My adventures so far have been a mixed bag. Spent two weeks all giddy about finding Mr. Right – who, of course, turned out to be a lying scumbag. (I’m thinking now he couldn’t possibly have actually been male, because that would mean there was one thing he said that wasn’t totally fabricated – but I’ve pretty much moved on from this, really.)
So I’ve been kind of bopping along with this, sending out the occasional “hi” message on the sites where I don’t have accounts or an email on the accounts where I do, and just generally staying with it without getting too emotionally wound up about it. I’ve spent some damn long periods of my life single (like 7, 8 years at a stretch), and it’s a viable way of life for me – so I’d love to find someone, but I’m not going to take the least-objectionable guy just to be with anyone.
There was actually a flurry of activity earlier this week – I guy I’d sent a “hi” to actually wrote, and we swapped emails for a few days before talking on the phone Wednesday evening – and I ended up liking him more than I expected to. And, he had to go in the middle of the conversation (???) but said he’d call back in half an hour, and did. He commented that I seem to have a mind that, uh, organizes things. Like a flow chart? I asked (a comment from a previous candidate for my consort, who’d apparently found it less than delightful). He laughed and agreed that was what he meant. So I said fine, no flow chart, the ball is in your court, and we agreed that we’d enjoyed talking to each other, and we left it at that. I did email him yesterday morning to send him the link on the Colossal Colon in Philly and say hi, really enjoyed talking to you the other night.
Plus there was another guy who sent a “hi” from a site where I have an account, so I wrote back to him. Of course, what I wrote was, “um, how carefully did you read my ad? You are looking for a woman to wine and dine at fine restaurants – I don’t drink, and I’m not really the high heels and makeup type. Of course, I may be making assumptions about you based on your stated profession [stockbroker], so, fine, whatever, here’s my twickster-identity email address, if I really am what you’re looking for.” Didn’t hear back from him for a few days, but kept getting daily “hi” alerts, so I wrote him yesterday saying, I’m sure this is just a computer glitch, you’re apparently not interested since you never responded to my email, but could you get them to stop sending me these daily alerts?
Okay – that’s the back story. Here is the entire contents of my inbox this morning:
Reply from guy #1, saying “wow, giant colon, how… interesting … I’ll call you this weekend sometime…” (Yes, I’m not a total idiot, I do know what “I’ll call” means, but let me enjoy this for a moment, 'kay?)
Reply from guy #2 saying “I’ve been so busy I haven’t even read the first email yet, but I’ll do that this weekend and write back, and, yeah, I’m getting the daily alerts too, I’ll see what I can do about them.” (Obviously, I’m not interested in someone who’s too effin’ busy to take five minutes to read an email and reply, even if the reply is “I’m swamped, let me get back to you.”)
Email from a third guy, who a few weeks ago sent me a “hi” from a site where I don’t have an account, and I’d sent a “hi” back, and he’d sent a “hi” back – hey, he started it, it was up to him to pony up. He did and it was a charming, funny email and he also seems like a possible. I gave him the twicks email/IM address.
Email from a fourth guy, who I’d sent a “hi” to last night when he’d appeared in one of the “here are some matches” emails from the site, saying he’d tried to IM me last night but couldn’t get through. He also got the twicks email/IM address.
So I’m feeling pretty damn cute this morning. Does someone have a big ol’ stick I can beat them all off with?