by Single Not Desperate
I have decided that Match.com is either feast or famine when it applies to a small town. You either get a lot of matches, or you get nothing at all. I am in the nothing at all category at the moment.
When you sign on to your account, Match.com will offer you 5 selections that match your criteria. Lately all I’ve been getting is You have no selections today!
I logged onto the local bulletin board to see what was happening in town. I was perusing the various topics and reading some of the funny comments when I notice the face of one of my friends smiling back at me from the column on the right. Her picture was there under Small Town is Dating! along with about 5 other pictures for a local dating site. Hey! That’s really getting your name and face out there! I kind of liked that idea. I might just sign up if this Match.com dry spell continues.
Just because I’m not hitting pay dirt on the dating scene, doesn’t mean I don’t have something to dish about though.
I work in retail so I see a lot of local people coming through my shop. Imagine my surprise when one of my Match.com picks strolled in! I got kind of excited and was mentally rubbing my hands together thinking I was about to make a love connection right here at work.
Imagine my shock when I realized that he had a bevy of folks in tow. A wife and three small children!
Okay, so I’ll bet you’re accusing me of jumping to conclusions right now. You’d be right and wrong at the same time. I tried to rationalize this away. I didn’t want to believe that someone was out there perpetuating something this heinous. Maybe this was his sister and her kids? Maybe this was just a family friend? The cozy way he and the woman shopped together was way more than just platonic or brotherly. The big give-away was the matching wedding bands.
I stood my ground at the cash-wrap because I couldn’t wait to make eye contact with this scoundrel. I wanted him to take a good look at my face and to feel some kind of shame for what he was sneaking around doing. I knew he would recognize me because if he was one of my picks, I was surely one of his picks too.
True to the scumbag’s code he recognized me and then acted like he didn’t recognize me. I burned holes in his handsome face with my glares.
I watched his profile on Match.com thinking he would delete it, but he hasn’t. He’s on there everyday. I guess I could say something to him or perhaps report him to Match.com as a fraud, but I don’t know the whole story and besides, I’m too classy to get that involved in this guy’s demented lifestyle.
I was out dancing at a local bar just this past weekend and guess who walks in all dressed to kill sans wedding band? That’s right! Husband of the Year! He was out with a few of his buddies dancing the night away and flirting with everything wearing a skirt.
I guess he doesn’t have to pay a babysitter when he feels like going out for a night on the town, does he?
Do I feel sorry for his wife?
That’s a good question. I’m torn about how I feel. On the one hand, she should know this man she’s bore three children for, shouldn’t she? On the other hand, what if it was me? I just don’t know how I feel about it.
I do know this much; if he winks at me again, I’m going to glue his eyelids shut with super glue.
So right now, pickin’s are slim, but I’m still out here trying to make a love connection and avoiding the traps and pitfalls of being single in a world gone mad.
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