Single…still on Valentine’s Day! It was a normal work day, alone in my office with no real distractions and no hope of roses showing up on my desktop. A couple of weeks previously I had put up a profile on Yahoo Personals to see what kind of fish were in the sea…so to speak. Wow were there some slim pickings. I hadn’t paid much attention to it since seeing my options. Whether it was out of desperation or boredom I was checking my email and saw that I had a “wink” from a potential catch. I wasn’t rushing to open the email, but I had to admit my curiosity was tickled at this point.
The picture was of a man who seemed incredibly young. He had another picture of himself with his daughter on a horse, but he had sunglasses on and it was hard to see what he looked like. I would discover later that the picture of the younger man was him on the day he married his first wife. He said he thought it was a wedding he had attended. It was….his own!! His profile was blunt and he had 2 strikes against him. I wasn’t going to get involved with a guy with a kid or a guy who was a recovering alcoholic. But I thought he would at least kill some time.
I “winked” back at him to let him know I was at least interested. For those who are not versed in the finer points of Internet dating – You can put your profile up and let anyone look at it for free, but you usually have to pay money to begin corresponding with someone. I spent the rest of the day deciding whether I wanted to talk more with the man. I have to admit, I was a little giddy.
That night I decided he was worth getting to know, despite his 2 strikes against him. I ponied up the money for my 3 month membership so we could correspond by email. Little did I know that it would be the best $26.95 I ever spent.