Thursday, April 02, 2009

Snarky responds

(See Snarky's response below.) Snarky and I actually have a lot in common. I think she just doesn't dig me, but whatever. I cannot turn all women on. This woman doesn't understand that only a small minority of women respond to men's solicitations. That is why men don't put much effort into writing women. Why piss away a lot of energy and time writing a personal ad? It only makes you look needy and is a complete waste of time and energy. You actually get better results when you write very short replies. I only gave this woman a proper response because she represented a challenge that I could not resist. She was a little too taken with herself. Sprinkled throughout her ad is "Keep reading" and "Are you still reading this?" And also she says, "you should know who The Fall, The Cramps, Iggy Pop, and Joy Division are (for starters). I MEAN IT - I will quiz you!" And I'm thinking, what are these bullshit prerequisites? Hey, at least she has good taste in film.


Given that Storszek is one of my all-time favorite films (not to mention My Best Fiend - Klaus Kinski, and Little Dieter Needs to Fly) I get the reference. In fact, I met Herzog a couple of times through a friend who did some underwater cinematography for Encounters at the End of the World. Herzog is a completely under-rated (not to mention prolific) writer/director.

People should read profiles and it's too bad they don't. Not reading them defeats the whole purpose of trying to put a little bit about yourself out there. The guys who don't read them and send me the stupid "Hi" message with nothing more are just wasting my time.

As a habit, I don't "do the knocking" here on PoF, but the couple of guys I have initiated contact with received full page emails from me. Why? Because I was interested in them and wanted to express that - regardless of my "chances" to establish a connection. By the way, neither of them responded with much interest in me. Your argument that 'guys don't think they have a chance so they don't invest much time in their emails' doesn't hold up for me. Instead, those one-line emails just indicate (to me, anyway) how utterly lazy they are and how little they want to invest in meeting someone. It is disturbing to thing how that "lazy" attitude manifests itself in the REAL relationships those guys might have.

I'm not sure you and I are well-matched, but I did want to get back to you because your email had content worth responding to...and to tell you I love Herzog as well.



Anonymous said...

Avoid this one Dickie. She is smug and super high maintenance. Leave her to her several cats and her chamomile tea. She is a pain in the neck waiting to happen.

Dickie said...

Oh, I don't have to do the avoiding. She avoided me. I didn't have a crisis or anything. She wanted to go to see live rock shows. I am way too old for this and so is she. She also was against having children. I don't understand why people wouldn't want children.