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The Types of Guys You Meet Using Online Dating Sites

It Takes All Kinds

Online dating is a wonderful way for two people that would otherwise never meet each other to go out on a date. Personally, I know at least four couples who are now happily married that met online. So yes, online dating can definitely work. However, this is not necessarily a hub about the positive aspect of online dating.

This hub is about the types of guys you meet while using online dating sites. Not all of the guys you meet are going to be a good match. Some guys are just outright scary. It is easy to see why they are dating online because if they approached an actual woman in person and used one of their cheesy online dating pickup lines, they would get slapped in the face.

Don't get me wrong, I am not discouraging anyone from using online dating sites. I am just saying there are some types of dudes that appear on every website. And guys, yes, I know there are some weird women approaching you on online dating sites, too. By all means, please write your own hub about it. I really do want to hear all about it from a male's perspective. For now, let's discuss guys using online dating sites from the female perspective.

Potential Serial Killer

On every dating site, there is a super creepy guy lurking about. On some sites, there are numerous freakish looking dudes roaming around all over the site. You know who I am talking about. These are the guys that look like they've just killed a kitten or they have a dead body buried under their house.

Often, their photo looks like a mugshot. When using an online dating site, it is always a nice idea to attempt to comb one's hair and SMILE. It can go a long way making that mugshot photo look semi-friendly. Sometimes the photo is a sad webcam photo. The guy is alone, just sitting (usually shirtless) in the basement. It is sad, but no one is going to respond to that. Yes, that dude might be a serial killer.

Foot Fetish Guy

Oh, Foot Fetish Guy, you are everywhere on the internet. No harm to you or your foot fetish, but your love of feet has become almost a cliché in the world of online dating. No matter what site you use for online dating, there is always a Foot Fetish Guy. He likes to talk about feet in his profile. He offers to massage your feet if he meets up with you. Sometimes, you might even find a dude that offers you some cash to send photos of your feet. Yes, this has happened to me before. No, I did not take him up on the offer.

The bottom line is, Foot Fetish Guy needs love, too. Somewhere out there, there is Foot Fetish Gal, and she is going to be more than happy to meet up with him. So wherever the foot fetish folks are, more power to you. I hope you find each other and marry someday.

Obviously Gay and In Denial Guy

OK, this is a touchy subject. I am not trying to be controversial with Obviously Gay and In Denial Guy, but every woman out there KNOWS what I am talk about. Let's not kid ourselves about this one. I love gay guys as much as the next girl, maybe more, but I can't date a gay guy. I can go shopping, guy hunting, and to the gym with a gay guy, but dating is not going to happen.

The Obviously Gay and In Denial Guy is online and pretending he likes women. He posts things on his profile about how much he enjoys shopping, manicures, and makeup, but he claims he is not gay. I am pretty open-minded and even went out with a guy like this in the past. And guess what? He was totally, obviously gay! While he ate his delicate salad at dinner, he said things like, "You go, girl!" and "Everyone at Starbucks thinks I'm gay." Ummm... yeah.

Mr. Huggy

Mr. Huggy is a guy that is seen frequently on all dating sites. Mr. Huggy wants everyone to know he is affectionate and friendly. He proves this by posting plenty of photos of him hugging everyone he knows. Mr. Huggy is often seen hugging his mom, his sister, his female friends, and perhaps even his ex-girlfriend or some chicks he just met at the bar. The problem is, Mr. Huggy's plan backfires with all these photos. Women do not see him as affectionate. Instead he is viewed more as "a ladies man" with these photos.

You see, to all you overly affectionate huggy guys out there, when a woman sees that practically every photo on your page features you hugging some other woman, she really doesn't care who you are hugging. You look like the guy that can't keep your hands off other women. I don't care if it states in fine print, "this is my cousin." If you have 8 photos and most of them show you with other women, I am going to think you might be too much of a flirt with other gals. I could be totally wrong, but we won't ever get a chance to find out. Feeling the need to post photos like that says something about you. You are trying to create an image that you are surrounded by other women all the time.

Furthermore, if you are the type of guy that likes to pose with your "bros" while you are at a bar, those photos are not doing you much justice either. Basically, that tells me you hang out with dudes at the bar all the time. Where will I fit in? Also, most of the time when I see a photo with a group of guys, I don't even know which dude is posting the photo. Who are you in the bunch? What is going on? Even if a guy points out which guy he is in the group, most of the time, his friends are better looking. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to message a guy back and say, "I am not interested in you, but your friend is super hot in your third photo. Is he single?" So yeah... group photos... bad idea.

Gamer Guy

Gamer Guy has been sitting in the basement and playing video games for too long. Now, Gamer Guy is looking for a chick that might also like to hangout in the basement and play Warhammer online all day long. Sadly, Gamer Guy is not really into going out on a date or anything that would actually involve physically leaving his computer, but he is more than happy to open the door and let a lady in... especially if she brings pizza.

Oh, Gamer Guy, your sad existence is a total bummer. I hope one day you find that lady of your dreams, but maybe, just maybe, leaving the computer to take a shower and actually going outdoors to show up for a date will increase your chances of success.

Football Jersey Guy

Football Jersey Guy is the type of guy that pops up around September or October on all the dating websites. There are also plenty of guys that join these sites in the spring as normal dudes, but turn into Football Jersey Guy in the fall.

Basically, Football Jersey Guy is the fellow that is wearing a team's football jersey in most of his profile photos. His overwhelming love for his favorite football teams forces him to wear a jersey in too many photos. I have to be honest with you, guys - unless you actually play for a real football team and you are wearing your actual football jersey, your attire does not impress the ladies. Most of us don't mind one photo or two with a guy wearing a football jersey, but if 4 out of 5 of your photos shows you wearing your football jersey, it is kind of a turnoff.

Honestly, a football jersey is really not that flattering. If you are wearing a jersey, sitting on the couch, and drinking a beer in your photo, it is actually really sad. If you want to really impress the chicks, go outside and have a friend take a picture of you running with a football or something. At least that shows us you don't spend every waking moment screaming at the TV during football season. Posing with your sports memorabilia does not help you either. Can you say obsession?

Overly Aggressive Guy

Unfortunately, many guys that use online dating sites can fall into the Overly Aggressive Guy category. For some reason, guys that are using online dating sites believe they are on a tight schedule and meeting women as fast as possible is the goal. Let me give you a piece of advice guys: women might be online, but it is not like buying something on Amazon. You can't just say, "I want that one," and add a woman to your shopping cart. You need to actually email her and not creep her out in the process.

Overly Aggressive Guy gets upset when he sends an email, but a woman does not respond to it within 24 hours. For some reason, Overly Aggressive Guy gets extremely frustrated if he gives you his phone number and you do not respond immediately. Sometimes a nasty, angry email will follow insisting on reasons why a phone call never occurred. Wow! Can anyone say, "anger management"? Time to push the "block" button on the bottom of his profile.

Now that I've probably angered some overly aggressive men out there, it is time for me to leave the scene. After all, it is going to take some time for me to weed through all the angry responses I will get from this. And once again guys, please remember I would love to hear your stories as well. I am sure you will have fun categories like Crazy Cat Girl and Desperately Seeking a New Man Chick. I look forward to reading it.

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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland

There were times I was jealous of all my single friends going on dates and having the honeymoon phase of a relationship but holy cow! You give me good reason to be GLAD I'm married - other than the obvious reasons. Sheesh, I would NOT want to be dating again. Thanks for a good eye-opener and a good laugh :D


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

There are some scary dudes out there. I am sure most guys that come across creepy or too aggressive are probably OK guys, but they are not sure how to interact with women online. Or at least that is what I hope! Thanks for reading and for the comment.


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pinktulipfairie 5 years ago from Torrey Pines Beach

Too true Jeannieinabottle. Ardie you are way lucky. I don't want to be dating. Okay so the other thing about overly aggressive is that I think sometimes it sounds different in their head, but like once they put it out there it comes off as very bossy. And then there are the ones that just really are bossy and control freaks so back away slowly and then run. The other thing Jeannieinabottle is the guy that claims he is looking for a relationship all over his profile but is really only looking for a hook up and I mean 5 minutes into the conversation there like my bed or yours. I mean if your looking for a hook up just say it don't waste my time.


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ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Jeannie...

So I was sitting at home...Google-ing 'foot fetishes for love and sport'...and I ended up here. Imagine that.

Halloween foot fetishes...?

I enjoyed this a lot. I will not give you the male perspective...other than to say I may Hub-one up at a later date. I will just wait for a response to my posting here.

(mumbling and seething) "...I best not have to wait 24-hours" as I continuously hit the 'add to cart' button...

Thanks for the morning giggle!

Thomas


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pinktulipfairie 5 years ago from Torrey Pines Beach

At least Thomas has a sense of Humor.


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Yes, pinktulipfairie, I hate the hook up guys, too! I am not going to sleep with some random dude I met online just because he emails me. It is totally ridiculous.

And thank goodness I saw your comment, Thomas. I would not want to keep you waiting with a response. Hehehe. Wouldn't it be funny if every time someone searches for foot fetishes, this hub pops up? Hahaha.

Thank you both for the comments!


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

I wrote a hub about this, too, Jeannie! It's been awhile back, but still the creepiness of some match profiles lingers in my mind. If they would just put on a shirt! Or find an actual friend to take their picture while they are engaged in an interesting hobby instead of by the dim, eerie light of their webcam while they are doing who-knows-what! Ugh!


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Yes! I know exactly what you mean! I also have a hub specific to creepy profile pics. The dim webcam photos always scare me. I think they must be in their parents' basement or something. And yes, a shirt really helps. Sometimes just a smile would help the photo. A nice smile makes me think the guy might be nice. You'd think that would be obvious, but I guess it isn't. Thanks for the comment!


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kingphilipIV 5 years ago from Iloilo, Philippines

This hub is really awesome.. I love the way you come up with this hub for it is amazing.. I really love it.. :)


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much! I am glad you liked it. I keep dealing with more and more weirdos online; I might need to make another hub on this subject.


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KitsJay 5 years ago from Houston

Oh, Overly Aggressive Guy, I remember him. He's probably still confused why I blocked him...

This was funny and absolutely spot-on! Great hub!


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Hahaha... Yes, I just had an encounter over the weekend with a new overly aggressive guy. He got angry because I stepped away from my computer for 10 minutes to do laundry. Then he blocked me! However, he sent an apology on Sunday which I totally ignored. Oh, overly aggressive guys! How annoying. Thanks for reading and thanks for the comment.


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L-Crist 5 years ago from Arizona

I've had some interesting experiences! One of my hubs, about blended families, talks a lot about online dating.


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

There are some really crazy dudes using online dating sites. Thanks for reading and posting a comment.


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nybride710 5 years ago from Minnesota

I got SO lucky after I started dating again after my divorce. I married the FIRST guy I met 10 months later! Makes me all the more grateful after reading what I could have met.


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

You are very lucky. There are some real creeps out there. Not every guy is creepy though. I am dating someone normal right now. Thanks for reading and posting a comment!


Vladi Dorfman 5 years ago

Heya, a really good and entertaining read!

I think the chance of meeting a serial killer is close to scoring on the lottery, these guys are very rare although it's probably not very pleasant to actually "score" and meet them as opposed to winning the lottery.

I once dated an "overly aggressive lady" I met online (drawing a parallel line here), it somewhat shocked me to know she dated over 15 guys in a very short period of time. No doubt, relationship was discontinued quickly (it actually came from her, but I was relieved!).

Cheers!


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Hahaha... chances are, I would meet a serial killer before I would win the lottery. Wow... she does sound like an overly aggressive lady. I guess there are some creepy women online, too. Thanks for reading and for the comment!


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Shaddie 4 years ago from Washington state

Overly Aggressive Guy was always my least favorite. They need to take some chill pills.


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Yeah, some dudes need to calm down. I am not going out on a date with some random dude too quickly. Thanks for reading and for the comment!


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bryanbaldwin 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Lets not give "online" too bad of a wrap. Online dating won't cure your dating problems, it's just another options to meet people. If all you do is attract "crazy" people "real life" or online.... the problem is something else.

That being said, I love online dating and have met some wonderful women and some crazies, just like real life.

I encourage everyone I know to give it a shot.


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Online dating can be fun. It can also be creepy. I agree there are totally normal people using dating sites or I wouldn't use them. However, there are certain "types" on each site and I find that funny. Sometimes I think it is just the same guy on each site. Thanks for the comment!


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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California

Hey I recognize the guy with the beard that you posted! We dated for....heehee just kidding. He does look pretty creepy. I'm sure there are a lot of weirdos out there on dating sites. But once in a while there are some decent guys (like some of my guy friends) who are tired of picking up women at the bar/club. Then there are the shy ones and the really busy professionals....but I think the majority rules when it comes to all the ones that you mentioned in this hub. Voted up and interesting! :-)


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amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

What a great idea for a hub! Don't know how I never thought of it. This is all so true. I once got messages by a guy whose main picture was him at bar with his arms around scantily clad women who obviously worked there. Not sure why he thought that would be a good idea for a profile pic! There's one othe type that I came across that ive got to add: the mamas boy! These guys write things like " looking for a REAL woman who will cook and clean while I'm at work." Then you kinda realize why these guys are single :)

This was so amusing. Rated all ups and shared!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thank you both so much!

Turtlewoman, yes, every now and then, there are totally normal guys on these sites. Sometimes they are just shy or they are tired of dating women at bars. Thanks for the votes!

amymarie_5, I know exactly what you mean. I can't stand the bar photos, but even more than that, what type of message does that send? Oh yes, the Mama's Boy. I hate the Mama's Boys, but I have a harder time sorting through those online. I basically just state in my profile not to approach me if a guy lives with his mom. I guess that weeds them out. Thanks for the vote and for sharing!


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Gemini Fox 4 years ago

You forgot one . . . Hunter Guy. I moved from AZ to OK and noticed that some men out here, for some completely uncomprehensible reason, apparently think that it is manly to have the main photo of themselves in fatigues with a dead buck/deer! Is that to prove they can bring home the "bacon"?! Are they going to expect me to butcher it?! Eeeeewwwwww!!!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Oh, Hunter Guy. I guess that is a regional thing. If I find a guy with guns in his photos, he is killing people not animals. I live in Baltimore, so things might be a little different here. I think I might search in a different region so I can see Hunter Guy. He sounds... ummm... interesting. Thanks for sharing this with me!


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tragsdale86 4 years ago

Dating online can be a very scary thing. There are all kinds of weirdos out there. Luckily I didn't meet a weirdo and it actually worked out great. I'm still with him and still happy. Be careful out there everyone though cuz there are a few "special" people who have nothing better to do than mess with people.


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

It sure can be a scary thing sometimes. So far, I've met a couple of decent guys even if it hasn't worked out. I am usually able to weed out the weirdos before dating them, but every now and then one sneaks through. Thanks for the comment and the concern!


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tragsdale86 4 years ago

Ya there are some good guys out there. I'm very happy with one of them now. Just be careful out there everyone! ")


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Good advice! Thanks for sharing. :-)


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rmcleve 4 years ago from Woodbridge, VA

You hit it right on the money! I have the power of pulling gay men from the woodwork and have been in the awkward situation of trying to date gay guys many times. The other people I met in my online forays were just pervs trying to get with an overly naïve, overly trusting, clever, verbose young lady with self-esteem issues.

I'm sure for many people, online dating is perfect. For me, it was just another way to settle. I met my SO through a friend and am very appreciative of how everything fell into place naturally. And it turns out, he is about 90% less creepy than anyone I met online!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

We seem to be attracting the same people. So many people tell me success stories, yet I can't seem to find that myself. I don't know what is going on out there, but there are a lot of weirdos on those sites. Thanks for reading and thanks for the comment!


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Jessie Whitmire 4 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina

My only date from an online dating site was with someone who I think might be gay. He made negative comments about my appearance. He also noticed my shoes and makeup and took me to a gay bar. He was also a jerk.


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Grant N.Z 4 years ago from New Zealand

Very Good. Made me laugh. I am single and a male. I have always had a partner all my life until the last couple of years. So i joined a dating site. And one thing you have said is 100 percent correct for me. I have been on the site for 2 years. I never send smiles, messages etc etc. Because as you said , i don't know how to react. And rather than get it wrong i just look and never interact. That is silly , as i am a nice guy, i am resonabley clever ,[except when it comes to spelling]. But am just not good at talking by typing , particularly when i think the lady is pretty , and i don't want to stuff anything up. So i just convinse myself i am busy and tell myself i will do something about dating later. I suppose its because i have always meet any partners in person. And we have ended up together just because we meet by chance and got on so well. Dating sites seem so planned , serial killers must like that part. I live in New Zealand and am not sure if we have ever had a serial killer. In fack i have just asked some of my workmates, some being fairly older and they have all siad , NO , NZ has never had a serial killer. Mind you we didn't realey get into online dating sites until it had been in the USA for quite some time. Perhaps we are just a bit slower at starting new things. Perhaps i could be our first serial killer. And maybe because i make jokes like that it proves i will never do any good at dating. Anyway i enjoyed your hub and i made me laugh. You are funny. Cheers Grant


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macteacher 4 years ago from New York

Great hub advising the perils of online dating. There are so many socially challenged people trying to find love online. They don't get that their demeanor online is just as important as offline. Creepy and aggressive doesn't work in any format. LOL.


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Jessie Whitmere - We just might have dated the same guy! Hahaha. I think some guys need to come to terms with what they really want. It is sad to live a lie. Even weirder, the guy I went out with had even managed to find a wife at some point, but it ended quickly. Bet I know why! Thanks for the comment!

Grant N.Z. - Don't be shy on the dating sites. There are plenty of people out there that are also shy, but would be happy if someone sent them a message. The worst thing that can happen is someone turns you down or never responds. It is nothing personal. As long as you don't come across as being too forward, people are usually nice to you. Give it a try! Thanks for the comment.

macteacher - You are so right... creepy and aggressive never work. Some people just weren't taught manners and that is a shame. Thanks for dropping by!


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Nikki Major 4 years ago

This is so funny!.... but very insightful. Great job.


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much! There are some creepy dudes out there. :-)


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Lovelovemeloveme 4 years ago from Cindee's Land

HAHAH love this hub! thanks!

Nothing attracts me more than a profile picture of a stern man glaring at the lenses, unshaven , hair a mess, and half naked.


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Yes, it is an added bonus if the room is dark and the photo is a little grainy. That serial killer look is so hot. Hehe. Thanks for the comment.


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Lovelovemeloveme 4 years ago from Cindee's Land

actually, i love it even more when they take pictures with 20 dollar bills. Or sunglasses in a dark room! =D


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Oh yes, both show a lot of style and class. When I see those photos, I think "winner!" :-)


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fallingforyou 4 years ago

Great Article, I actually do online dating as well, and yes there are some creapers out there, and there are some good guys too. It's a lot of work filtering through and finding good dates. Thank you for sharing.


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Endquest3 4 years ago

I think we have typecast just a bit. Probably guilty of getting upset when not replied to- but I admit it, at least. You stay on a site for 4 years and meet a profile that is a perfect match....of course you don't REALLY KNOW THE PERSON.....but you start to believe that it's all been worthwhile because of how much you have in common, how funny you find her, and how adorable she is, etc., etc., and you get ZILCH. I don't think too many men would find this FUN. Of course, you just move on, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc, etc, etc.......


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

I do know what you mean... it is easy to get attached to people you don't know because you start to feel like you know them. However, there is a time to let go. I've approached guys that have totally ignored me, too. It happens. Thanks for the comment!


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passthejelly 4 years ago from Lakewood Colorado

I don't think it is appropriate to judge people and put them in categories like this. Anyway, seems like you are being really negative and stereotyping people based on vague impressions.


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

This is supposed to be a sarcastic hub based on my actual experiences. There really are some guys like this on the dating sites... not all. Lighten up, dude.


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khmohsin 4 years ago from London,UK

Jeannieinabottle,

The online dating and meeting is bitter and sweet experience both at the time or at the different time. Thanks for sharing this awesome information. Really impressed with your touch to online meeting. Liked and shared


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much! I really appreciate your feedback and thanks for sharing my hub. It has been a weird and rocky road with online dating.


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personalitykills 4 years ago

I think most men online are are weirdo's (not all but most). A quick real life scenario that happened to me recently. I am a filmmaker who was hiring actors for a short film I was doing. One particular actor and I hit it off as friends and started talking. He is currently on his second wife and from the UK (Wales).

He claims he fell in-love with me and only married twice for his citizenship. I started to smell a rat and felt everything he was saying to me was a lie so I investigated him found his first wife and she told me everything pertaining to who this guy really is.

He has a rape charge against him from when he was 16 cheated on her with transsexuals and a cocktail waitress and was also physically abusive.

She and I recently got in-touch with his current wife who is pregnant and sent her some evidence and info.

All I have to say is this experience rocked my world and really makes me look at men in a different way. Not saying women can't be shady but I do feel there are far more men who need to be upfront and honest with people about who they are especially if they are gay/bisexual.

My advice to everyone is to really do their homework on individuals. I find most people just get caught up in fake charm etc. Really ask questions one thing he always said was "I'm very very smart". I'm glad I didn't date him or marry him (not that I would). Pay attention to red flags and listen to your gut.

Above all DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Background checks and interviews with the exes nowadays you can't be too careful or too trusting.


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks for the great advice! I totally believe in background checks too. There are some really shady characters out there. I can't believe what a crazy guy you ending up meeting. I am glad you had him figured out. I think plenty of guys are OK online, just a lot are socially awkward or shy. It is a crazy world out there!


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Jen Card 4 years ago

This was funny! It looks like there is not much difference out there from the guys that were in high school, well except there is the scary factor now. Love this hub! Thank you and I agree that our "gut" instinct really is the tell-tale sign of fear telling you to run like hell or maybe some fluttery butterfly saying "hey this could work!" Thank your for sharing humor and good information.


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much for your comment! You are so right... there isn't much difference between the guys online and guys from high school. As a matter of fact, I think many guys still believe they are in high school and haven't matured much beyond it. ;-)


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Broken Ezekiel 3 years ago from Indianapolis

So awesome, I am 19 years old and have dated all these guys before or at least meet them online or in person. Everything you said is basically true.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

I think I've dated just about all the guys on this list, too. There are some real weirdos out there! Thanks for your comment!


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Broken Ezekiel 3 years ago from Indianapolis

I prefer the gamer guy more then any of those guys. I like games and find that if you run out of things to talk about then just ask them what game they are playing and within hours you are able to figure out all the cheats to your new game.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

I have also dated the gamer guy in the past. He is not a horrible person, but typically gamer guy is not a fun date... he'd rather just take you to play video games rather than do anything else. :-) Thanks for your comment!


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Broken Ezekiel 3 years ago from Indianapolis

Your welcome. I do understand that, they can be hard to date when that's all they want to talk about. Even if you, yourself, play games it gets old.


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CareerCounsel 3 years ago from New York City

Really fun article to read. Just wanted to add Mama's boy. I'm sure others have already commented, but there are the good o' normal guys too =)


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Oh yes, the Mama's Boy. There are plenty of them on dating sites. You just can't tell at first. It takes a date or two (sometimes at Mom's house) before you realize it. Thanks for checking out my hub!


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CareerCounsel 3 years ago from New York City

Good point (about not knowing until you're at mom's house haha). Reminds me of the movie Hangover


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Amy Rowe 3 years ago

Lol this article is hilarious! Incidentally I met my husband on MySpace!


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much! And ohhh, a MySpace success story! I don't hear about too many of those, but I remember dating a guy or two from MySpace. Those dates actually went better than many of my POF dates. :-)


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hungryhambergur 3 years ago from Denver

Thank you for your post. Nice to understand the online dating scene from a women's perspective. Only success story I have is running into a chick I dated and became friends after meeting again.


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Ardot 3 years ago from Canada

I actually met my wife online in a chat room on yahoo, BEFORE Facebook! In those days it was easy to be "the guy who says he is a girl and chats with guys as a girl" guy.

In those days the online dating scene was for prison inmates and weirdo's posing as people they were not.

But seriously, I met her in the chat room but was not looking to meet anyone, I was just hanging out (as a guy) and happened to find a normal person who lived nearby.

By not looking for love online, I have avoided all of the above profiles you have mentioned.

Great. great, great hub. I love the way you used humor to get across a real point. It can be very dangerous to meet face to face with anyone online.

BTW, guys, stop looking for the elusive "foot fetish gal". She does not exist as you imagine her.


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Jmillis2006 3 years ago from North Carolina

I have never really tried online dating , but this was a very entertaining hub. voted up.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

hungryhambergur - It is funny when you see someone on a dating site that you actually know in "real life" and connect again. I've had that happen too. Thanks for checking out my hub!

Ardot - I've found the most successful online dating stories often begin with two people meeting without really looking for each other. There is less pressure and people act more like themselves. However, I do know two married couples that met on POF, so it can work on dating sites, too. I am not too sure foot fetish gal exists either, but then again, I am not looking for her. ;-) Thanks for your comment!

Jmillis2006 - I am happy you enjoyed my hub. Maybe you will give online dating a shot sometimes. I can be... ummm... interesting. Thanks for the vote up!


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Theophanes 3 years ago from New England

I never partook in online dating so I had no idea... but this was as funny as it was educational for me! thanks for the chuckle and for Pete's Sake stay away from the serial killers and Mr I-Want-You-NOW-dammit! Best wishes in your continued search. :)


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

I just try to look at it as an adventure and that works best. I am currently dating someone that does not fall into any of the categories above and I am pleased about that. :-) Thanks for your comment!


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weavesandbraids 3 years ago from Africa

Seriously funny. I haven't laughed so much in a while. Enough to put anyone off online dating.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed it. Online dating definitely has its ups and downs. :-)


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

Hilarious! I will of course bear all this in mind if I ever succumb to internet dating. Voted up and funny.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much! Online dating can be an adventure, but it is possible to meet a perfectly nice person while using the sites, too. It helps to have a sense of humor until meeting that perfectly nice person. :-)


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GwennyOh 3 years ago from LaLa Land

I have been married for some time; so online dating is not something I have given thought to. I saw an Oprah show many years ago, where women spoke of some seriously bad stuff that had happened to them due to meeting men they had corresponded with online. One woman had her skull crushed with a baseball bat.

You just don't know who you will meet. But online dating sites are likely going to attract some members who have issues within 'real life' society.

Thanks for this thought provoking article.


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bisnar6665 3 years ago from Irvine, California

LOL. Your hub is hilarious! They need to have a dateline for people like this!

"Who are you?"

"Why don't you take a seat"

"I think I should leave"

"Sit down"

"OK"

"Why are you here?"

"I wanted to find love"

"You're not going to find it. You can leave if you promise that you will go home and stop using online dating sites"

hahahahahaha


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

GwennyOh - You have to be really careful with online dating sites. I am cautious, but I do take chances here and there. Some guys are weird, but there are plenty of nice guys, too. Thanks for your comment!

bisnar6665 - Thanks so much! I am glad you enjoyed my hub.


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My Mind Speaks 3 years ago from Long Island N.Y

I love this article! It speaks the truth and it also gave me a good chuckle.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed it. :-)


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

I am happily married but it is interesting to see how times have changed.I met my wife through my work and after awhile everything clicked.I can see how hard and scary it could be for any woman on a dating site.You scared me me away and I'm a guy.My cousin divorced looking for love in all the wrong places.He agreed with you on many topics.I think old fashioned ways might still be the best way.Interesting and shocking.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

I have a pretty high tolerance for online "weirdness" now, but every now and then, I would still see a guy online that shocked me. For now, I have been dating someone for 4 months I met online... he is pretty normal! :-) Thanks for checking out my hub!


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bn9900 3 years ago from Alger WA

I met my wife on line in 99 met n in for first time in person in 02, she moved here and we got married in 04, had our first baby in 11 and will be married for 10 years next year. If not for the web I don't know where I'd be.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

I met my boyfriend online too. Thank goodness for the internet. :-)


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bn9900 3 years ago from Alger WA

GwennyOh- unfortunately shows like Oprah and others like her focus on the bad, if they told good stories the ratings would fall through the floor. Sensationalism is what people care about, not the truth


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idigwebsites 2 years ago from United States

I met my boyfriend online! I was quite lucky in that. He turned out to be really nice in real life, plus we share almost the same interests. We've been together for 7 years. :)


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Sadly I never got to experience online dating, but it sounds like you have covered every type of guy out there. Good job!


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starstream 2 years ago from Northern California

This is a super article! While my online dating occurred in 1999 there are some very similar situations. I met two wonderful men and one creepy guy. So, be cautious everyone!


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Jeannieinabottle 2 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

idigwebsites - I also met my boyfriend online, too. We've been together for almost a year... even though he is a bit of the "football jersey" guy. :-) Thanks for dropping by my hub!

rebeccamealey - Online dating can be fun, but it can be a bit scary at times. I am glad I got to experience it for a while though. Thanks for your comment!

starstream - There are some creepy dudes, but plenty of normal guys as well. Online dating is definitely an adventure. Thanks for visiting my hub!


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Levertis Steele 2 years ago from Southern Clime

"On every dating site, there is a super creepy guy lurking about. On some sites, there are numerous freakish looking dudes roaming around all over the site."

This is so true, but some of these guys--women too--are crafty enough to put on sheep's clothing in order to land their catch. Now, that's dangerous.

How about the lonely gay guys and girls who pretend that they are the opposite sex in order to have an online affair with straight people? Some have even had the nerve to meet their "honey" with hopes of being accepted. Imagine what this does to a masculine macho who has fallen head-over-heels in love. I sympathize with the single guys and gals who get fooled, but the married ones who are computer creeps--LOL! Sorry.


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passionate77 2 years ago

interesting post in a bit funny way but too true to the point, enjoyed reading, stay blessed!


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Jeannieinabottle 2 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Levertis Steele - I have heard of those online relationships. How scary! There are too many dishonest people out there. I was not sure how to categorize the total fakes that are lying about their gender, so I just kept that out of the hub, but you are so right. They are definitely out there. Thanks for your comment.

passionate77 -Thanks so much! I am glad you liked the hub, and yes, unfortunately most of it is totally happening on dating sites on any given day.


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savvydating 2 years ago

I like that you've made this article unique, in part, because you've given funny names to the various online crazies out there. You are so right in saying that some men's pictures resemble mug shots. It's just so weird that anyone would post an ugly photos like that. I mean, really-- how can a man not understand that a picture needs to look pleasant, inviting and, well... normal. And don't you just hate it when guys online say how one of the most important things to them is Sex. Uh, right. Like women don't already know that about men. But at least with a guy like that, he's pretty much given you the information you need to press Delete and not waste another minute of your time.

Anyhoo, your hub made me laugh. Voted Up & funny.


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Jeannieinabottle 2 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much for the votes and for checking out my hub. I am always shocked at how many men post terrible photos on their profile in this day and age. I mean, just about everyone has a digital camera or a camera on their phone. There is no reason for such terrible photos! And yes, the guys that mention sex right off the bat are pretty special, but according to some of my male friends, there are women out there that are happy to respond to just that. Who knew?

Thanks again for dropping by!


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SugarQueen 2 years ago from Alabama

I just bit the bullet with a dating website again and got to experience my very first Overly Aggressive Guy, who proceeded to insult me by implying that I was only out for dick pics, then when I sent my message to an earlier comment (I hadn't had the pleasure of reading the dick message yet) he decided to send me his phone number and mentioned that I should contact him, though he thought I was acting like I thought I was too good for him.

I ignored him and he sent me ANOTHER message the next day about how I'm such a game player and that he hopes I enjoy dicks.

This noble Prince Charming of A-hole town is now blocked but I still can't believe it GOT TO THIS. Like, ignoring you was a sign, dude. A sign to STOP MESSAGING ME.

ETI: Oh and he pulled the: "You were my last resort before deleting this account", in his earlier messages. For all the ladies out there--hope it's true. But I sincerely doubt it!


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Jeannieinabottle 2 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Some men have a lot of nerve. I can't believe how some guys behave on those sites. I wonder if the reasoning behind it is something like, "if she does not like me yet, she will love me when I insult her." I doubt that technique has ever worked for anyone ever, but what do I know?

Good luck with your online dating. At least they are not all total creeps. :-)


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Marvin Holley 2 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

Online dating is definitely(mostly) for chicks on the rebound, attention whores and women with low self-esteem. That's why it's usually a last resort to dating. I learned it was better to let women hit me up online and I not message them at all. When I get messaged by women, they never say anything clever or funny, it's mostly just questions because without they're body or looks sadly women have little charm, or at least the ones I've dated which is a lot. Every possible greeting has been thought of so women don't understand that a simple greeting doesn't mean I'm like the last guy that gave you a simple greeting, that's why women tend to get weird shit messaged to them because we are trying not to be like the other hundred hellos you just received. it's also the wording of the sites like, "match" or "likes" which have different meanings online match really means willing to admit that you are cute enough me to press match yet we are most likely not matches. Same with the like button, but I thought she really liked my so if I see online hell yeah I'm gonna hit her up. We like the same things according to the matched profiles so this should right, wrong. Hello, barely works in any type of way, introductions barely work, short or long, I've actually had my success at saying the most vulgar shit, getting cursed out then apologizing and saying that it was just a joke to make you smile. which still confuses me. I'll stick to bars and clubs where an answer to a question doesn't take 8-72 hours from someone who"likes" me lol. Goodluck fishing gentlemen cause you are gonna need it to find a decent chick on these sites


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Jeannieinabottle 2 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Sorry you feel that way about online dating sites. You certainly have the right to your opinion. I actually never had to approach any men online... I was approached all the time by men, which is how I was able to write this hub. Good luck at the bars!

P.S. My fiancé and I met online, so there are people who find success with it.


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Anishwebmaster 2 years ago from Mundi Kharar, Mohali, Chandigarh, (Punjab)

Your hub is quite funny.I like your hub.Thanks for this advice :)


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Jeannieinabottle 2 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thank you. I am glad you liked it.


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ThatSweetGirl 22 months ago

What about the "Instant Lovers"?

The ones that don't even know your name but already love you, or is that just with that those creepers decide that they love me for life and want to marry me after a few minutes?


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Jeannieinabottle 22 months ago from Baltimore, MD Author

That is so true. Those instant lover guys are so pathetic.... and a little scary.


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letstalkabouteduc 19 months ago from Bend, OR

Terrific hub! My brother is not a gamer, but he's active with on-line dating with no intention of actually going on a real live date. Why? It's way too messed up for me to decipher, but I'm sure he's not the only one. I think it's like belonging to Weight Watchers but not following their diet plan; you're a little in but not really. I want women to know about these guys like my brother. If the guy doesn't want to get together in the first couple of weeks, don't waste any more time and move to the next!


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Jeannieinabottle 19 months ago from Baltimore, MD Author

letstalkabouteduc, I am glad you brought this up. I once talked to a guy online for several weeks and never met him. No matter how much I brought up the subject of meeting, he changed the subject. Funny thing is, he worked right down the block from me. It would have been easy to meet during a lunch break or after work. I had to give up on him! For all I know, I was talking to your brother!


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bn9900 19 months ago from Alger WA

How could you want to meet someone in person so fast, i had a gal ask me on the first day, and i dropped her and never spoke to her again. I met my wife on line and didn't mention meeting for two years...Maybe meeting to soon is the problem. Don't push you never know.


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Jeannieinabottle 19 months ago from Baltimore, MD Author

I do agree that after the first day is too quick. However, I would also personally not wait 2 years either. If that worked for you, that is cool. I usually talked online for at least a few days or longer. I am not using dating sites anymore since I met my fiancé on one of them. Thanks for your comment and have a good day!


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bn9900 19 months ago from Alger WA

Well, We waited because 1. She was 16 (legal in the UK where she is from) and was when we met, and 2. I was still living at home.


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Jeannieinabottle 19 months ago from Baltimore, MD Author

A-ha, it was probably best to wait then. Sometimes things just work out best the longer you wait, I suppose.


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GreenEyes1607 2 months ago from Illinois

This had me laughing at times, but in the end it's all very true. I think I have come across almost every type of guy you listed while online dating. There's always that thought in the back of your mind like "I hope he's not a serial killer" lol. Luckily, none of my dates were otherwise I wouldn't be here to talk about it. Great hub!


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Jeannieinabottle 2 months ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it. I swear I think I dated a guy once that was a serial killer. He creeped me out so much, I actually had to make up an excuse and run away from the date. I am pretty sure there are bodies buried in that guy's backyard. Glad I got away from him!

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