With that in mind, I posted a profile shortly before Thanksgiving. I struggled for a long time with it, what to write and what categories to put myself in, but I finally came up with something, bit the bullet, and went for it.
For one, I think a lot of the profiles are fake. If my search results are any indication, the world is teeming with lonely, rock-climbing wine connoisseurs who just can't find that special someone to go have fancy dinners with. Conversely, what a unique gem the fun-loving, spontaneous yet romantic type must be.
I kinda hope they're fake. Either people really are that boring, or they're trying to pad the fact that their primary interests are beer buzzes, blowing a few hours on Battlefield 2, and hanging with their buddies watching football and busting on each other. While the latter doesn't make for a very good profile, I'd rather not be lied to, and don't necessarily trust a guy who claims not to like any of those activities.
Part of my willingness to bring this saga to LJ is because I can't resist sharing the hilarity of some of the IM conversations I've been exposed to as a result. Such as last week's
SomeDude45: Hi 30/m/vaAnd then I blocked the shit out of him. I tell ya, few things lately have brought me such giddy glee as hitting that block button. I like to make my own Family Fued buzzing sound when I do it too. Like (I swear to god this was his username) realman4trueluv, who after calling me "baby" a few times I called him "daddy-o" and he said "I'm not daddy. xcept to my 8 year old but she lives with my wife." BUUUZZZZZZZZZZT.
maeincarnate: Hi, 30/m/va
SomeDude45: wait r u a guy or girl
I have since disabled the IM indicator on my profile, but I may have to turn it back on. Before it was just annoying; now it's entertainment. And I'm willing to put up with a lot of shit for the sake of comedy.