OK a new Jdate guy has begun communicating with me via email and the annoying questions have begun. Sometimes doing this online dating stuff is like living in that movie Ground Hogs Day. Same stupid questions over and over. But what is standing out to me even more is that the questions resemble more of a job interview than two people trying to get to know one another.
It makes me wonder, are we that dull and inept that we no longer know how to ask interesting and important questions when we meet someone we find attractive and want to get to know them more?
Honestly, I am tired of being asked:
Where did you grow up?
Do you have brothers and sisters? How Many?
Are your parents married?
What do you do for a living? How did you get into that?
And then there's the emails that are full of comments like this one:
What did you do this weekend? I watched the Giants game.
What do these men expect to hear from women when they say that. Most women couldn't give a rats ass about sports. We don't care that you watched the game and it gives us nothing to reply to.
As far as the "interview" questions...please tell me what that really has to do with knowing me or me knowing you at all. As far as I am concerned it doesn't tell me anything. Maybe the "are your parents married" might give me a slight clue into your personality and character but only slightly.
I swear I long for the days where you saw a nice looking person or they saw you and you just started talking to them about whatever it is the two of you were doing at the moment and you found some silly things in common and you built upon that. Maybe you went to a movie, or a concert or the boardwalk and played the games. It was about sharing silly little life moments and enjoying each others company. You found out about the other person's family by spending time with them and being invited over for supper or a BBQ.
I don't know! I don't know! I don't know! But what I do know is that this way seems incredibly stupid and frustrating and down-right annoying?
I am finally going to meet with the Jdate guy I have been waiting to meet all weekend. He is not the email offender I wrote about today.
Perhaps you can all help me with some proper and fun questions that will get us talking and enjoying each others company tonight on my date???