Date Number Two from Match.com was supposed to be with a guy I’m going to call Mr. Texter. He had a decent profile picture, a cute smile and was nicely skinny. He seemed normal enough in his profile and we had almost identical matches.
But the date never happened. And here’s why…
Mr. Texter and I exchange a couple of emails before I pass him my number. The 1st text I receive,
‘hy gorgeous, tx 4 passin me ya no. hv a nc day’
I’m put off with his texting style. But decide to give him a chance. So I reply him ‘Sure. And thanks, you too’
That night he texts me again asking me if I was free to talk. I don’t see the text till very late and don’t bother replying till the next morning. I say ‘Hey, good morning. Sorry, but I fell asleep pretty early last night.’
I get this reply ‘gd mrng princess. na wriez. conv 2 talk nw?’
Firstly, why on earth was he calling me princess? And, what the hell was ‘na wriez’??
After I took a moment to decipher this, I realize he meant ‘no worries’. Despite the sirens going off in my head, I replied ‘Hey, I’m at work now. Best if you call me after work, say after 7pm?’
He says OK. I just said a silent prayer that he spoke better than he typed and soon was too consumed with work to think about him.
About lunch time, I get a text from him saying ‘hy gal, hws ya dy so far? al gd I hope. js hd lunch. hd urs? ’
Now. Why did he need to know that? We haven’t had a proper conversation so far and he’s asking me about my lunch? I don’t reply.
Anyway, that’s not the worst of it.
Since I’d told him to call me after 7, I was expecting him to just pick up the phone and call. But no, I get another text from him at 10.40pm ‘hy gal, hw ya doin? al gd? conv 2 talk nw?’
I stare at the text. Why was he doing this to me?
Irritated but also curious whether he'd finally call me I replied at 10.48pm, ‘Sure’.
I wait for the phone to ring. It doesn’t.
I get this text from him at 11.10pm... ‘hy gal, u aslp? conv 2 talk nw?’
I am really starting to have second thoughts about this whole internet dating thing….