I posted an ad in a local singles group saying that if people were interested then they should message me.
It’s getting replies, which is awesome, but I specified an age range for a reason, and now there’s a reply from a guy is is well outside that range, in fact being older than my Dad, which ‘ewww! I want to throw a page out to Sexy Typewriter, because I think she’s probably put a lot of thought into this question, but here are my personal guidelines for handling online dating responses.
It’s possible I was doing it wrong, so commenters – jump on in.
This is helpful in sorting out the Many Boring Not-For-You Dudes Who Just Write “Hi, what’s up?
” or some equivalent, and it is also helpful in dealing with people who seem way needy or off in some way. Why would you engage with someone just to say “Hey, no thanks?
” But then, when someone really takes time to craft something in response, like, you can see they’ve read your profile carefully and they are really trying to start a conversation about something, and you can tell they are kind (but not for you), I think it is worth it to say “.” If they get mad like “WHY DID YOU WRITE BACK THEN, YOU BIG MEANPANTS YOU ARE LIKE ALL BITCHEZ?
” and stomp about, well, at least you tried to make the world a better place.
It can be hard sending messages into the void, and mostly when I’ve gone that route the response is !
” He would not be the first Old Dog to go sniffing after Young Ass.
I don’t think you need to lecture him or punish him for not respecting the parameters of your ad. Except…additional humor value, your question prompted me to log in to my long-neglected dating profile, and there was a message waiting for me from someone who definitely falls outside my own age parameters.
Actually, let me say that he fell out side all of my parameters. You are suspected of harboring an unidentified person of interest. Keep your hands up while I frisk you for suspicious items beneath your clothes!
LOL Let me be the first to say I don’t understand adding LOL to the end of your sentences.