Five seconds into our first phone call, puts his 8-year-old son on the line. ” I had to hold a conversation with the kid for seven minutes. Men with handles like Shining Armor, Heart4Jesus NYou, Mister Right. He didn’t have his picture posted, but all his must haves/can’t stands were about beauty: must have a woman who is considered very attractive.
Finally I got matched with this Christian man who owned a vending machine company. Not only the men from months before, I recognized men I’d seen them at every singles group in Southern California for the last 15 years. I said no, I wanted to go through the multiple choice first.
In those ten free days I saw the same guys on line. That means, skip the multiple choice questions and go right to the dowry requirements.
Several month later, Christian Café sent me ten free days to try to get me to come back. Christian Café kept stalking me, luring me in with ten free days, then five. A 45-year old Indian physics professor named Sanjee wanted to fast track me.
Over the next four days we emailed each other back and forth a lot.
Even if you’re not going through a heart-wrenching breakup … If you’re honest, you’d be a liar NOT to answer yes. Now, whenever I see those perky couples on e Harmony ads? Then a woman instant-messaged me because she was going through a crisis and needed a “Christian sister” to talk to. In the two days I was online for free, never heard from him. About a week or so later, Writer Guy emailed me at my real email address. He wore clogs and had longish wild hair, which he kept running his fingers through. It was like watching someone’s face emerge in a Polaroid. But I once thought that about my last two boyfriends. I saw Writer Guy for several months, and he got smarter, funnier, sexier, and more like Jesus every day. So people, if e Harmony rejects you, chances are you are complex, artistic, flexible and interesting.
But today we do so much over the internet: banking, shopping, heck these days I prefer email to talking on the phone.
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I saw this one guy’s profile, said he was 43, a Christian and worked in the arts. He was hot to meet me, but kept having to go out of the country on business. While online some “Christian brother” in Arkansas instant messaged me, “if you were a hot dog, would you eat yourself? This time I lied, and said I always thought life was full of meaning.
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Alright, so maybe it was the way I answered some of the questions: Like, Yeah, I’m over thirty. Then I tried this internet dating site another friend told me about, called Christian Café. Men in drag, magician outfits, a guy who looked like Santa Claus on a bender. Nothing like making the holidays even more depressing than trying to find a guy on a Christian website that guarantees men with no ‘nads. On a lark I emailed him, gave him my real email address. My last boyfriend taught me never to date someone so young I could have been his babysitter. I started to recognize the smart, funny, mature guy I’d met in emails. If he continued to “show up” he might end up being, you know, The One. If you see contradictions in life, you’re not going to get matched.
So, 45 minutes and 100s of questions later, identified my 24-dimensional personality. My roommate said e Harmony rejected a percentage to weed out “crazy people.” I wondered how she knew this. Right before Christmas, Christian Café offered me two free days. The next time he asked me out, he was less guarded, more fun. The third date, I noticed the earring in his ear looked good against his “not so wild hair.” It turned out he liked Monty Python and Emma Thompson. And he let it slip out that he owned a vinyl copy of the Beatles Bootleg Christmas album. They match people based on statistical probability that they’ll think or act alike in any given situation.
Seven years ago I decided I needed to get over my ex. Back then, internet dating felt like a realm reserved for the desperate. Dimensions being a new way to market the human character. He’d even worked as a journalist for Christian magazines. Writer Guy: Think “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” I’d like to have most of it erased.