Sexless in the City

Sometimes reading romance novels doesn’t quite prepare you for a love life...

For this 30-year-old urbanite, love is always a misadventure: The Harvard Lickwit, Hippie the Groper, the 5% Man, and the Ad Weasel. These and many other men wander in and out of her life — but never her bed.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The e-dating redux

In the ongoing effort to be of some public service here, today I’ve decided to dig into the mailbag a little. A while back I got a Craigslist-response email so unique I felt the guy really deserved some attention on this blog. But before I make a few suggestions on how I think he can improve his e-dating act, I wanted to get some reader feedback.

Thoughts ya’ll? Be gentle, now ... I know I have a reputation for being a little hard on guys — but that only applies to men I’ve actually gone out with! :D
Hi There!

Well, I’m sure you’ve gotten a million and a half emails already, because that was a pretty rad post you put up! I always sit down, with the great intention of writing a really awesome post, and then it just never seems to come out saying exactly what I want it to say.

Sorry, i’m totally being rude. My name is Heart in the Right Place, i’m 24 and originally from Pennsylvania. I have a BS in political science, and another in american history. I’m also a certified massage therapist, which is what I do for a living here in san diego. So if we really hit it off, i’m sure you could talk me in to a free massage fairly quickly...i’m a sucker for cuties!

Anyway, on to more exciting things about me. I’m about 5’10, weigh about 160 lbs, have brown hair, and hazel eyes. I have three piercings and one tattoo, all tasteful, and some fun! I’m such a jeans and t-shirt person, but think i can clean up with the best of them. i’m most comfortable in jeans and a flannel shirt, in the field or on the water, love to hunt and fish so much! I haven’t been able to find anyone out here, whether guy or girl who loves to hunt and fish as much as I do, i think it would be amazing to be able to meet someone who enjoys that stuff as much as I do.

So this is usually the part of the email that brings about 99 percent of everyone to a screaching hault, but i’d rather not waste either of our time, so it goes in to every email of mine. I’m visually impaired...not blind, but visually impaired. that means that i have usable vision, just not enough to do things like driving/surgery/flying planes/things like that. I really try to respond to posts that I think the people who’ve written them won’t even be effected by that, but you just never know. i think it intimidates a lot of people, either because they don’t have any experience with it, or it just plain bugs them. haha i hate pitty or patronism, and won’t take either, and i think that leaves some people with very little to say to me when they first meet me. I do use a guide dog, A for my safety, B because I absolutely love dogs, and C let’s be honest, a bitchin cute lab is such a great ice breaker! :) I’m actually between dogs right now, and really miss the random people I meet everywhere because of my dogs. Camping/hiking/bondfires at the beach are some of my other favorites to do outside...basically i love doing anything outdoors when possible. I also love to read, listen to music, play guitar, sing (mostly alone haha) and i’m sure all the other things that 99 percent of the rest of the world love to do. i’ve done everything from living and working on a farm in pennsylvania (hi mom and dad! haha) to living/working on capital hill as a lobbyist, to working directly for president clinton for nearly a year, to sitting on boards of directors at the age of 20...there isn’t much i haven't done or seen already. But what I want most in my life right now is someone to just kick it with, and see where things lead to. I’m not looking to get married tomorrow or next year, but I’m also getting extremely tired of the first date game, or even the 2 week or month-long dating thing. i’m hoping to find someone to connect with, start out as friends, and possibly a bit more if the chemistry is right, and then to let everything else develope from there. Trust is something built, not immediately given, and i think trust is probably the most important factor in any relationship, whether it be friends or more. I’m looking for someone real...someone sweet, funny, sensative, passionate (physically as well as about life) touchy-feely (i am a bodyworker, my enjoyment of touch is part of the reason i went in to the field) intelligent, whitty, likes to play yet is girly at the same time, someone who isn’t flaky or ingenuine, someone who can make me laugh and think, someone who i can kick back and split a six of new castle with, someone who doesn’t have an issue with dogs, someone who doesn’t think my roommate is hotter than me (yes, it’s happened! haha), someone who loves to curl up on the couch and cuddle, with or with out a movie or tv, someone who is comfortable being honest and open, and someone who doesn’t mind my obvious need for a period at the end of this sentense already! lol I’m adicted to the gym right now, but have absolutely no care what you look like, as long as your heart and personality are beautiful the rest is just like fancy wrapping paper on a great’s nice to look at, but what’s really important is what’s in the box. cheesy analogy i know, but it’s true.

So anywho, before this becomes a novel, I’ll send it off to you. I hope you’re having a wonderful beginning of your weekend, and if you’ve liked any of this that you’ll get in touch with me! I appologise for the horrible picture, i definitely have better if you’d like to see another one...just haven’t gotten to take a good one small enough to send over craigs yet. I hope you’re well, and hope to hear from you soon!

Heart in the Right Place :)

ps. not sure if it gives me any points what-so-ever, but i was part of a first-place-winning swing and tango duo through out college...not sure how much i remember anymore, but would love someone to go with! :)
Anna says: Hint to contest-minded readers ... keep in mind things Heart and I have in common that are also clues to this month’s Broadway trivia questions...

And in other news, dinner with Hippie the Groper has been confirmed for tomorrow night. Should be interesting. No word on the Politician’s election results — which is probably a good thing.