Using my last post as a segue, when I respond on dating sites with absurdity that might be interpreted as being borderline belligerent, I’m simply weeding out the lame-os. I tend to follow a few tactics.
Is the message intelligent, amusing, and/or intriguing? I will respond in kind (I hope).
Is the message boring or bland, and doesn’t give me much to work with? I up the silly ante and try to see if there is something fun lurking under the surface.
Is the message straight-up dumbfuckery? Time to put on my smartass pants! I’ll probably alienate them, which is nothing to cry over, but there is the odd chance that I might uncover a gem in the rough.
Of course there’s a whole range within those three categories, but you get the gist.
This message bordered on dumbfuckery, though he wins points for flattery.
You should add me to your ‘to-do list.’
And clear plenty of time for all the casual-to-high-risk activities we can explore.
tl;dr, you’re so cool.
Often I’ll just take a key word from a message and run with it.
I have added you to my roster of badger piercers. They just look so classy with little diamond earings. You will be getting a kit in the mail, but I should earn you that we only send alcohol wipes for the badgers. you will have to provide your own first aid kit should you encounter a badger who is not ammenible to body modification.
If you would like a higher risk activity, I could put you on the tiger pedicure crew.
Maybe I’m being over sensitive, but I find this guy’s response slightly condescending.
My what an active imagination.
I changed badger to beaver so it made for a more enticing read. ;)
Hope I could be so lucky to enjoy your thoughts a bit deeper?!
I mean, that’s the kind of wide-eyed shit you say to a four year old when they babble on about how they’re going to be a ballerina fairy astronaut when they grow up, and eat birthday cake for breakfast every day on the planet of the fluffy unicorn bunnies. My what an active imagination.
But I got distracted, probably by a bottle of wine, or maybe a shiny object, and I never did reply back. This breaks my general rule about having the last word!
Let’s say this exchange was two and a half months ago, and I only found it when cleaning my inbox. Is it too late to answer now?