I have read many of Caleb's tales of dating sites and laughed out loud. However, this week humorous online dating escapades came up in the office. At Fused Magazine one of the lovely girls that works there decided to log onto Guardian Soulmates and regale us with the stories of freaks that have contacted her.
She apparently chose Guardian Soulmates because the people on there aren't as stupid and they're often quite creative...perfect for her then. She put in her requests, the main one being they have to be over 6ft tall, and has since had a multitude of very random responses. One being a telling off because she only wanted someone over 6ft tall when she herself is only 5ft 4. The man doing the telling off was 5ft 8 or something so didn't see why she needed someone taller than that. I fear though that his height may have been an issue for him otherwise he wouldn't have been so touchy about it. I predict he was really about 5ft 6, max, and fed of being ruled out by women.
Women like someone taller than them. What's more, they want someone that is taller than them in 6 inch platform heels. They may never wear 6 inch platform heels but they want the option. That's not too much to expect. I'm lucky, boy is definitely over 6ft. He was 6ft when I met him but, spectacularly, I think he's still growing. It's just one of those things for women. Yes we have been known to fall in love with short men but it is rarely the preference.
Really though, the point is that you should not shout at someone you don't know on a dating site because they want someone taller than you. This isn't right. What also isn't right is signing up when you're married to find someone to swing with. No, no, no. Oh, and you probably shouldn't tell someone: "I would like to meet with you for coffee and chat. We can have intellegent chat and smiles whilst we gaze into each others eyes." Pass the sick bucket...
I wonder how people use Guardian Soulmates (other dating sites are available) in a realistic setting. There seem to be a lot of idiots on them, even on the posh ones meant for smart and creative people. So how does it work realistically? Do you plow through hundreds of weirdos and then finally just settle for someone half normal? Or should I just be signing up now just to have a good laugh when I'm feeling down and ignoring them when I'm a lonely old cat lady? After all, at Fused we came up with many tales of swingers, short men, perverts, S&M hotels and many many more things...all prompted by Guardian Soulmates. So, thanks Guardian for providing some laughs.