Winner of Today's "What Not to Say in an Email" Contest  

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3/21/2005 7:41 pm

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7/15/2006 11:06 am

Winner of Today's "What Not to Say in an Email" Contest

I'm sure there are any number of twenty year old guys that are mature, but dating someone that age would make it look like I'm babysitting.

I know because I did that once. It cannot be said that I don't learn from my lessons. Talk about a complete disaster! LOL

Having said that, the following came from someone very young. Besides the huge age difference, we don't have anything in common. Here is a brief excerpt:

sorry for bothering you again but I lost all my emails and I just wanted to drop you another line sorry for being bossy but I'm just trying to be persistent...I do not have a pic but am more then willing to meet first to make everyone comfortable"

(Who's "everyone"? LOL )

If someone isn't interested on the first go-around, repeated emails don't generally help. If I'm wrong, please correct me.

He did describe himself (including his massive manhood) but I think he might have a tough time of it if he doesn't have a picture. Not of the manhood. I meant of himself from the waist up.

I know there are exceptions to every rule, but it does make a difference if you're able to hang out with someone in your own age group. If nothing else, it cuts down the time you have to spend explaining things. ("Well, the Fonz was..." LOL )

Hope all is well wherever you are. : )

IPman 60M
313 posts
3/22/2005 8:47 am

Bird of paradiise and DCE.... please, oh pretty please... pick me ME MEEE

1586 posts
3/22/2005 8:09 pm

Well, IPman...

Your location is a little bit of a stumbling block. LOL

FeralRogerSuing 48M
6 posts
3/28/2005 4:25 am

DC - just started reading your blogs and I love some of your comments.

Now I would like to say 2 things -

1. Guys that send repeat emails. I have been on here long enough to agree with everyone that there are a lot more men then women. The women on here get hundreds of emails - So how do you get your email noticed? If a women responce back with a no thanks - thats it I don't usually reply back. But if I don't get any responce I usually send a second. Why? Because I did not say the right thing to get her attention and make my email stand out. I have had a few women reply back to the second emails. If no responce to the second, she is not interested and time to move on.

2. The age issue. I can understand what you mean there. But what is a good cut off range? If the guy is 24 and your 30, 6 years is a lot. But if your 42 and he is 36 - thats not as bad. I believe that the more experiances that you have in life the less age matters. So what do you think?

1586 posts
3/30/2005 7:48 pm

Hi Derff -

In my particular case, I use the autoreply to let someone know when they can expect a response if I'm interested. I figure it's better to give someone a reasonably quick answer instead of having him waste his time on me.

As for the age issue, I am talking about very young men (usually in the 19-24 year old age group). I am blown away by the fact that they'd be interested in me at all.

The minute I read anything about me "teaching" them whatever it they think they're going to learn from me, it makes me want to run for the hills. I'm at an age where I like to collaborate. I am not interested in teaching. LOL

I know there are exceptions to every rule, but I have yet to encounter a man that young that is able to sustain the sort of relationship that I'm looking for. I'm not saying it's impossible.

I'd just rather hang out with someone closer to my own age, that's all. It's a preference like any other. : )

IPman 60M
313 posts
3/31/2005 6:06 pm


I will Amtrack... to the MARC to the Metro... LOL

1586 posts
4/2/2005 7:36 pm

IPman -

I love a man that knows his public transportation. LOL

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