Dating Women and Dating Games, Part 05
This is the fifth installment (did you miss Part 04?) chronicling my experiences with dating women and dating games.
This chapter, “That was Width, Height, and Depth?!” is one of those scenarios where you learn a lesson which should have been obvious to start with. But if any of you reading this are like me, you have a basic, assumed trust in humanity. So much so someone doesn’t even consider the possibility of this happening to them.
She “Fit” the Profile
I received a communication from “Stacey” through another online dating website while living in Brisbane, Australia.
Her initial email was decent enough, so I checked out her profile. It was standard run-of-the-mill accompanied with 3 photos which were classy — good eye contact, two pictures of her being herself, and one of her in a dress that was captioned with “My sister’s wedding”. She didn’t come across as a beauty queen, but her photos were easy enough to look at and she looked like she was quite active. In short, they were advocating what I am looking for in a woman.
Let me clarify: almost everything.
Who Are You?
After exchanging numerous email messages, I spoke to Stacey on the phone and we both wanted to catch up over lunch.
I arrived about 8 minutes early at the designated meeting location. While waiting for Stacey to arrive, a lady approached me, said hi, and started talking to me like we know each other.
Unfortunately, I didn’t recognize her. Even when she first said hi to me, I was confused, wondering who the heck she was.
Until she told me her name — it was Stacey!
The Three Dimensions
In the process of greeting her, I literally took a step back, and did a double-take. I wish someone had recorded the look on my face, because I would love to have a laugh at the expression I’m sure I conveyed.
“How old are those photos in your profile?” I asked.
“Umm… well, the one from my sister’s wedding was taken 7 years ago. And the…”
Let me give you some context to paint a visual. In her photos, she had a toned build much like myself. Stacey’s profile listed her as being approximately 5 foot 6 inches.
After meeting her, I couldn’t tell if that measurement was referring to her height, width, or depth.
I told Stacey I was canceling lunch because I felt she purposely misled me.
Who’s Going to Rip Into Me?
I can hear people screaming now, “You wouldn’t have done that if she turned out to be an absolute hottie!”
Maybe I would, maybe I wouldn’t.
We’ll never know since I’ve never been the victim of such a crime.
Always ask to see a recent photo, or ask how old the online photos are, especially if they’re not labeled or captioned. Ladies, it’s a good idea for you to do the same because from what I understand, it’s unfortunate that a lot of men mislead women too with their photos.
In today’s technological savvy world, if people can’t, or won’t, provide a recent photo, especially when it’s easier now than ever before with today’s phones, those people are hiding something.
I’ve learned the lesson, and thankfully haven’t experienced such an ordeal since.
Have you or do you know of anyone who’s had a similar experience? Leave a comment and share your story below!