I gave up on match.com. It takes hours to go through all the profiles to find people of interest. 80% of them don’t respond at all, and from what I can work out, the ones that do respond have some serious issues, starting with being unemployed.
This is not my cup of tea, nor my glass of wine.
I leave my profile up while my subscription runs out, but ignore the daily matches and the endless searching.
About two days before my subscription is set to expire, I receive, inevitably, an email – friendly, complimentary, and asking about my trip to Belize. I check him out. Not especially attractive, but he’s friendly and likes to travel.
So I reply via the match email system – also friendly, filled with travel discussion and inquiries about fishing trips, which seems to be his thing. I also mention that my match.com subscription is about to expire, and once that happens, I won’t be able to receive emails through the match.com system. I provide my email address for him to use if he wants to continue the conversation.
I receive a lengthy email via the match.com system – filled with a discussion about work, travel, and his personal email address if I want to use that. He concludes with
Drop me a note! This is good!
He’s so excited he can’t follow instructions, which is unfortunate, because he’s jumping on my last nerve. I feel like a big meanie, because he’s pleasant enough – but really, would it have been that hard for him to have sent the exact same email via regular email at the address I provided?
I want to prove to myself that I’m not a bitch, and I’d prefer if he were not an idiot, obviously – so I send one final email via match, replying to his comments and concluding with, “I won’t be able to reply to any other emails sent via the match system – please use my regular email address.”
No, I never heard from him again.