I bet you thought I was here to tell you I met someone. Sorry. Contain your excitement.
My worst nightmare happened.
No, not the one where my teeth fall out while I am taking a test that I didn’t study for and accidentally showed up naked for..
It’s that horrific real-life tale of horror on dating sites. You know the one.. the one where I’m checking my messages on a dating site and find that one of my students has sent me a message because they recognized me.
Relax…It’s less creepy than that sentence sounds in that I work at a university and most of the students I work with are well over 18 and a good number are older than I am.
Don’t relax too much though. It’s more creepy because it’s a student that a colleague and I always kept on a list titled “If something happens to me, this person will know where my body is.” The list is relatively short but important. I know that we’re usually half joking but this guy was a real piece of work and his batshit crazy eyes in real life come across VERY REALISTICALLY AND TRUTHFULLY in his dating profile picture.
In other news, I’ve pretty much decided that the overall system of rating individuals based on how much they have in common generally works on these sites because he messaged me despite the fact that we are 76% incompatible. It’s not just in my imagination, ya’ll. He really is too crazy for me.
This whole dating thing needs to move on and be over because I feel like this can only happen more the older I get.
I have to decide if it’s better to acknowledge the message and politely move on or just delete it and pretend like it never happened.