This man, 52 years old, sends me a really great message, so I read his profile, although out of my age interest. I couldn't believe everything he listed:
*only wants someone in her early 40's because people in his family live a long time.
*he made a ton of money and well educated so he wants someone younger that can have more "topic" conversations and can keep up with his mind.
*he looks better in person than his photos show (he looked late 50's and overweight).
*on and on about how he is a "Dr." and now is "just teaching because he has a calling"
*how he is only attracted to younger, attractive women.
...and if that wasn't enough to make me run away screaming....the clincher...
"You can have kids at home, but they can't tie you down needlessly."
I responded to his great email with, "Thank you for the email, but my kids tie me down needlessly. Good luck in your search."
Was I a bitch? I hope so.
Hello Pretty Angel
I hope you are having a great time out there? When I look into your eyes on your photo, I can see life and my greatest dreams in you, I see strength and comfort, I see endless joy and undying faith, I see the rays of inspiration shine through the clouds, the flames of passion warm the night I see home and all of the heart's purest emotions. looking for a soul mate, it we be so blessed for you to be my Angel because you are so beautiful and attractive you got me acquainted,Please i will love to communicate with you via my private email address. The reason is that Due to the nature of my JOB i won't be able to check my meetme account all the time,Please do find a place in your heart to contact my email address.
Please Kindly Contact me with my email address ( XXX ) for us to get to know each other better.I believe God has something great for both of us.my regard to your family and have a pleasant day ahead.
With Love And Respect,
Seriously. What? Just..what? It looks like a scam email to me...and the photos look like your average joe.
Ahhh...the joys of OLD.
Happily divorced since 2/1/11
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
You will meet a lot of "wanna-be's" on line. It's pretty obvious that this guy probably actually lives in his mother's basement! LOL
Your response was perfect. Block him from any further contact attempts. :)
When his family jokingly tells you of how "spoiled" HE was as a child, RUN- It doesn't change when they get older!
This is going on the quote thread....
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning. - T.S. Eliot
What the hell does "tie you down needlessly" even mean?????
WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW. Undiagnosed SA?)
Note: I edit often for typos/clarity.
"I am also very level headed and pragmatic, although I like to try new things and am very open minded. I have visited about 30 states and have also traveled to many foreign countries. I have many hobbies and interests.
I used to be a big time Wall Street executive, but I decided to get back into teaching a couple of years ago, and now teach at a major university. I have the summers off and would like to find someone who is high-powered, smart, funny, interesting, indepenedent, and passionate who is also intelligent. Ideally I would prefer someone who is low maintenance, and who lives no more than 120 miles away. It would be terrific if they were happy, goal oriented, a go-getter, and could function successfully in their own career. I like to cuddle, and intimacy are important to me.
Kids at home are fine, as long as they're not small and needlessly tie you down."
...it goes on and on...next it gets into why he should only have someone 10 years younger. Now, mind you...I know I was slightly older having my kids. But, if you are looking for someone in their early 40's isn't it a good possibility she will have youngish kids??
Isn't that the point of kids?? They DO tie you down. So, why not look for someone his own age that *generally* will have kids out of the nest? This is a man who doesn't understand the meaning of children.
Yeah, I'm getting some doozies today!
Oh, and I looked at the one that sounded like he was going to ask me to help him with money...it is a perfectly normal looking profile. No odd misspellings in the profile, just a good 'ol country boy. But, there is only one photo, and it looks like it was taken in front of a sheet. Oh, and he lives in Utah. I'm in Virginia. I do get the occasional odd email from out of state, that wasn't too weird, the whole thing just doesn't quite add up. I wonder if I should report him? I've already blocked him.
hope you are having a great time out there? When I look into your eyes on your photo, I can see life and my greatest dreams in you, I see strength and comfort, I see endless joy and undying faith, I see the rays of inspiration shine through the clouds, the flames of passion warm the night I see home and all of the heart's purest emotions. looking for a soul mate, it we be so blessed for you to be my Angel because you are so beautiful and attractive you got me acquainted,Please i will love to communicate with you via my private email address. The reason is that Due to the nature of my JOB i won't be able to check my meetme account all the time,Please do find a place in your heart to contact my email address.
If you google this you will find that it is a romancescam that has been circulating for quite some time.
Meet me site is even worse than Match
The type of fierce loyalty that I possess made me incapable of comprehending the level of disloyalty that he possessed
This is going on the quote thread....
Jrazz, you just made my day!
There is a special place for those kind of people too...
"Thank you for the email, but my kids tie me down needlessly. Good luck in your search."
lol. I love it!
He sounds like as ass.
I think the key is to be discriminating. Know what you want and don't settle. Set the bar high, but be open to new experiences (I almost didn't reach out to GDM, and I know he wouldn't have reached out to me).
Are there scammers and users out there? Certainly. But there are also good people looking for something positive and healthy.