Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Okay, I can't take credit for this. I've read this on Craigslist many years ago -- the posting is from 2005. Can't really give credit where credit is due (not like any one post on CL with their real name), so all I can say it, it's from CL, posting #67762042.

OK, so I've immersed myself in the fresh hell that is online dating. So far, I've gotten a lot of responses. But one thing I don't understand is the number of guys who use the interjection LOL in their responses to me.

Now, as I understand it, LOL means "laughing out loud." So I try to imagine these guys laughing out loud during their messages to me, and it makes them sound like idiots.

"Hi, my name is Jim. LOL"

"Nice pic, is it recent? LOL"

"I like to cuddle on the couch with my special someone LOL"

I mean, are any of these statements remotely amusing, even in an ironic sense? It would make more sense to randomly throw in the phrase WTF, which is often what I feel about online dating and my life in general.

"How cute that you named your twin daughters Tiffany and Brittany. What exactly does "separated but flexible" mean? WTF."

"Sorry, I'm not attracted to fat, cross-eyed men twenty years my senior. WTF."

Don't get me started on the substitution of "u" for "you." I could see it if I had 11 year old boys texting me, but not 40 year olds. I mean, WTF.

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