More in my matchdotcom saga!
So I went back and un-hid my profile, and then the responses, they came flooding in. You know how you can go ahead and pay and subscribe and then you can send emails, or you can be a cheap bastard and just send a “wink?”
Yeah. I got a wink from ANOTHER PERSON I know in real life.
This time it was my sister’s senior prom date. Who is, in her words, “all married and stuff now.”
Ahem. What are you doing on matchdotcom if you’re all married and stuff?
Her theory: “Maybe he sent you a wink because he recognized you and just wanted to say hi, but didn’t want to buy the subscription or anything.”
I don’t know, dude, but I’m pretty sure there’s a place for reuniting with people you know from high school. It’s called classmates.com. I don’t know of many people who cruise personals sites looking for long-lost high school acquaintances, but of course I could be wrong.
So. I got some responses. And most of them are – well, interesting. Except not really. Question: why do guys do that thing in pictures where they sit and tilt their heads way back like little gangstas and look down their noses as if they are bad-ass? Because that pose immediately disqualifies any other good traits they may have. And also, it looks really fuckin’ stupid.
But then, the greatest disappointment of all: I got a response that I’d actually like to respond to. And so last night I spent some time writing a little note back. And I sent it.
And oh, look, it bounced, because matchdotcom makes you subscribe to send any communication – unlike other sites where you must subscribe to initiate conversation, but can respond free to others who have contacted you.
But you get three days free!
But on the fourth day they charge you $24.95 for the month.
Or, the non-promotional rate: no free days and $19.95.
Which I find especially squicky considering that I checked on the price a couple of days ago when I first started this whole circus, and it was only $12.95 for a month then. So what’s that about, you cheap motherfuckers?
I can’t afford to drop twenty bucks on something like this at the moment. So it releases me from having to respond to anyone who sucks, but then there’s that one. Who seems smart and wrote a nice little note, and isn’t doing the I’m-a-dick pose in his photo.
And, as always, I am too poor.
This whole thing is stupid anyway.
And I am 12.
And very tired.