I’ve been on all of these dating sites for years now. (ok, five) I realized when I started writing phicklephilly I knew I had to start dating again. It’s be a daunting endeavor that has brought me joy and frustration. Like everything else in my life.
But that makes life interesting.
There’s a girl that comes in the salon that uses the dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel.
I don’t know anything beyond, Tinder, Bumble, Clover and OkCupid. But apparently there is another one.
She hasn’t had much luck and has decided to create a fictional boyfriend who’s a tall handsome accountant so her friends will stop bugging her to get out there.
I think it’s brilliant and creative. Because they don’t really care, they’re simply curious and you can give the gossips what they want and be done with it.
I actually got her number and thought we should hang out to get away from it all.
I tried Coffee Meets bagel, and it seemed like bullshit.
But, lo and behold it yielded me a match.
I was skeptical because I didn’t know the platform.
Liz had two pics and they were both good, but I wasn’t thrilled. But I have to think they swiped on me, how thrilling am I?
Let’s take a look at her profile:
She goes by LD
46 years old.
Ethnicity: Black/African Decent
Education: Hard knocks/MBA
A pretty happy person. I like to meet new people.
Karaoke, festivals, drinking wine.
I appreciate when my date…
Is comfortable with himself. I like confidence and love a fun and funny guy.
That’s her profile.
So on the site the prompt her: “Liz said, I was born and raised in philly. Ask her about it.”
So off we go….
“Hello Liz, I was born in Philly too!”
“Northeast. Currently in Rittenhouse. Let’s meet up and have a glass of wine!”
“I’m not far far from Rittenhouse. Sounds good.”
“May I have your number.”
“I’m Charles. What’s your name?”
“I’m Lynn. I’d rather meet first before the number exchange. Okay?”
“Okay, Lynn. When are you available.”
“Friday after 6 or Sat between 1 and 3.”
“I can do Friday after 6, Lynn. Marathon. 16th and Sansom.”
“Putting it in my Calendar, Lynn.”
“Awesome. I’ll see you there at 6.”
“We can still chat here until then if you’d like.”
“Oh yeah. That sounds good. So how long have you been on the site?
“I guess a month now. How about you?”
“I started a few days ago. I’m new to this site, but I’ve been on OKC in the past.” (OkCupid)
“I’m glad we matched. How was your OKC?”
“It was just okay. I think a lot of people are really interested in a relationship, but they aren’t ready for one. ”
“So OkCupid was just “ok” lol What are you seeking?”
“I’m looking for a guy who isn’t playing games. He’s interested or not. I’m looking for chemistry.”
“Me too. Chemistry is key.”
“It really is.”
“May I have your number? Just so I can text you to confirm our meeting.”
The next day I got this message on the site from Lynn.
“Charles, I need to reschedule. My co-worker took her life last night last night. I thought I would be better by now, but it’s still pretty hard.”
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