Yes. I Would Like a Man to Take Me Around the World



Hey there, you sparked my interest so I wanted to reach out. It might be the familiar look in your eye (it's telling me you could really handle an adventure), though I bet you could also spend a whole day soaking up the sun, relaxing to the sound of seagulls and crashing waves...

But that's a lot to assume from a profile and a quick look at your pictures... so I'd be curious to know a little more about you and your taste for travel and fun. So tell me... if someone offered you a free trip anywhere in the world, where would you head?  

(Me - no response)


Hey, look, I've noticed that the particularly sharp women online wait for a guy to notice them. Then they wait for the guy to remember them and email them a second time. 

I'm one of those guys. This is your second email.  


 This sounds like threat. "This is your second email." I'm sure you say that to all the ladies.

What I need to know it this: Are you offering a free trip to anywhere in the world? If so, I choose Iceland, then Ireland, then Rwanda, then India, then Australia, then New Zealand. I think a round-the-world ticket would cover that. Thanks!

(Him - no response)

#38 Says: "See you around"

#38 Jake, aka Mr. Escape-plan, is not interested in me.

But of course i knew this when it took him 4 days to respond to my polite "thank you for the drinks" email. And this knowledge was further cemented when he said in his email "nice meeting you too...hope to see you around".

"Around" is infinitely better than "see you soon" -- read more on this on the amazing dating blog, "Soon" is worse because it really means "never", and you both know this so it's just awkward all around.

I've learned that "See you around" in dude-speak means two things:

1) i don't want to sleep with you now.

2) i acknowledge that because we have a mutual friend i might actually see you again in the future, and I won't want to sleep with you then either.

16. July 2010: Ken, A Special One

How did you meet? online

Name: Ken

Height: 5'10"

Age: 31

Occupation: PhD candidate in biology

Good quotes from date: *We never had a date, see comments

Did you make out? No

Why is he still single? Because he's not over his ex, see comments

Did he pay for the date? 

Did he contact you after the date?

How many dates did you go on? 0

Would you recommend to a friend? no way


A perfect gentleman or so it would seem. He wanted to call me to chat before we met, who is the 1st guy who has ever wanted to talk on the phone. How endearing.

We chatted, it was natural, he emailed about making a date. We made one. He texted how he was so looking forward to our meeting. He had to cancel because of work we rescheduled for two days later. He picked the time and place. Fast forward three hours prior to the date, I get an email saying:

"i hope this isn't annoying, but i really can't meet you tonight or ever. I had a long draining conversation with my ex last night and I can't stop thinking about it. I'm not ready to date. sorry, good luck!"

Guys keep wishing me good luck, but it isn't coming my way. 

UPDATE: October 2010 

I woke up to a funny email from Ken with the subject line "Random email that you didn't expect to receive and that I don't expect a reply to"...

Honestly at first I thought it was spam because I didn't recognize his name, but I should of known. As my good friend often says "They always come back."

Ken jogged my memory about how were supposed to meet but his 'situation' (and I don't mean Jersey Shore kind of situation) with his ex-girlfriend got in the way and he wasn't ready to date at the time. He wanted to know if I am still single and willing to meet a semi-random stranger because and I quote "What's the worst that can happen?" It would be great to meet me sometime so please let him know.

I looked for his online profile again but I couldn't find it - he must have taken it down. Both curiosity and the potential that this meeting could be great fodder for my loyal blog readers compels me to respond.