Her user name was Cheerry4fun and she had been a member for over a year.She didn’t have a picture posted, so I figured there was probably ‘something wrong’ with her.He said, “Listen kid: you are going to get a lot of advice over the next few years from these guys.
It didn’t take long for me to figure out that a lot of people are not at all who they say they are, and I was quick to learn how to weed them out from the honest ones.
Good rule of thumb: if they ‘don’t have a camera’ or ‘the camera is broken’, then it’s probably a dude.
But I opened the note anyway out of sheer morbid curiosity.
Her profile gave all of her stats: Age, Sex, Location, Likes, Dislikes, and etc…
Not to ‘blow my own whistle’, but I am better than just average looking; I’m in perfect shape since I am a firefighter, and I was always really nice to everyone.
But perhaps I was TOO nice, because it was always the same thing: “I just think of you as a good friend.” I’d had a girlfriend here and there and sometimes it would last a few months, but there was never one that I felt like she was ‘the one’.Not knowing where to start, I decided to check out an online dating site.I couldn’t believe I was resorting to a personals site, but at least this way I didn’t have to get dressed and spend (waste? The site was offering a ‘free trial’, but you still needed a credit card to prove you were of legal age.Then he said, “If you don’t find an outlet—something to do with your time off to get your mind off of this job—an outlet will find you. You’re a good kid, rook—find something soon.” I knew I was going to take that advice…You don’t want that.” Then he whispered to me in confidence, “Look at Brian over there; he didn’t find one, so alcohol found him. That’s why we call him ‘Flush’; it’s after the poker hand and what he’s doing with his life—flushing it down the toilet. ” I nodded in complete understanding and asked, “What did you find? For reasons I could never figure out, I was never very successful with the ladies.After several weeks of checking messages, making contacts and being disappointed, I started to check less and less frequently.