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« Reply #49350 on: December 04, 2012, 7:26:56 pm »


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I said, "You say sesquipedalian; I say pedantic. Let's call the whole thing off."

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This made me laugh out loud, and I don't even know what the sesqui word means.
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« Reply #49351 on: December 04, 2012, 7:29:11 pm »


[. . .]

I said, "You say sesquipedalian; I say pedantic. Let's call the whole thing off."

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This made me laugh out loud, and I don't even know what the sesqui word means.

It means someone who uses big words.
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« Reply #49352 on: December 04, 2012, 8:01:41 pm »

"Why are you alive?"

Because I'm not dead.
Ha ha ha!

I was once emailed by a guy who was doing a PhD in Philosophy. So self-important. People only ask asinine questions like that when they want to be asked them in return.

If he's getting a PhD in Philosophy, I would have asked how wealthy he was. Since I'm a Classicist, I get mistaken for a philosophy prof often. My response is: "I was never wealthy enough to pursue that line of education" and "if it happened after Rome fell, I'm probably clueless about it."
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« Reply #49353 on: December 04, 2012, 8:11:32 pm »

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Meanwhile the one in Scotland just sent me a tome of an email. And he asks all these questions that I really can't answer like, "I always ask this important questions: 1) Do  you know what your purpose here on this earth is? Why are you alive?  2) What is the purpose of having a life with someone...having a mate? These are questions any good living person must have answers to..."

You know he got his degree in philosophy or is just a twit. Here are my canned responses to these existential questions:

My purpose in life is to breath and walk up right, but not necessarily in that order.

I need a mate to make sure I walk up right and breath---please see above response.

I guess I'm not "good" or "alive" enough for you.

Oh and my thoughts on Sartre are: he was just a bad imitation of Zeno Citium, but in French.

Nietzsche was trying to be a Heraclitus, but without the insight and humor.

Marx was a rich hypocrite who should have worked in a salt mine.
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« Reply #49354 on: December 04, 2012, 8:20:31 pm »

Yeah, I'm not a fun of the quirky emails or the heaving flirting right off the spot. I find the heavy flirting is a way to force "instant intimacy," which feels disingenuous to me.

Yup. Heaving flirting requires some working up to ;)
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« Reply #49355 on: December 04, 2012, 10:58:28 pm »

So Bowtie hasn't written back.

Today hasn't been very fruitful on the online dating scene.
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« Reply #49356 on: December 04, 2012, 11:11:22 pm »

So Bowtie hasn't written back.

I keep reading that as "Bowie," which makes him sound way more exciting than he could possibly be in real life.

Sad I missed the Noof drive-by.
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« Reply #49357 on: December 05, 2012, 1:56:05 am »

So interesting Match fellow (interesting profile that is) who sent me the spam-mail "I see we are a good match" but nothing else hello email just sent a wink - I'm really inclined to respond and suggest that he actually ask me something or give me some clue of what he found interesting about me (or maybe this is just part of his shotgun marketing strategy?).  It annoys me that I'm supposed to start a conversation - but he is outdoorsy, educated, etc etc & who knows?

Not much else going on, lots of looky-looks but no other contacts.  I will write some folks this weekend.  BirdMan (I came up with a name) of across the country (sciconnect guy) is still in the picture despite my stating reality check about the distance.  I will talk to him by phone this weekend. (timezone plus last week of semester insanity requires the delay).

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« Reply #49358 on: December 05, 2012, 8:52:23 am »

I got an email from Bowtie this morning. I think he's adorable.
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« Reply #49359 on: December 05, 2012, 10:37:33 am »

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So interesting Match fellow (interesting profile that is) who sent me the spam-mail "I see we are a good match" but nothing else hello email just sent a wink - I'm really inclined to respond and suggest that he actually ask me something or give me some clue of what he found interesting about me (or maybe this is just part of his shotgun marketing strategy?).  It annoys me that I'm supposed to start a conversation - but he is outdoorsy, educated, etc etc & who knows?

I hate those! I got one from a guy who sounded like he was trying to sell me a time-share. It sounded so stock and phony. I didn't even bother to answer.
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« Reply #49360 on: December 05, 2012, 10:46:52 am »

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So interesting Match fellow (interesting profile that is) who sent me the spam-mail "I see we are a good match" but nothing else hello email just sent a wink - I'm really inclined to respond and suggest that he actually ask me something or give me some clue of what he found interesting about me (or maybe this is just part of his shotgun marketing strategy?).  It annoys me that I'm supposed to start a conversation - but he is outdoorsy, educated, etc etc & who knows?

I hate those! I got one from a guy who sounded like he was trying to sell me a time-share. It sounded so stock and phony. I didn't even bother to answer.

Match still has a lot of scammers on it. Usually they want you to email them immediately on their personal email--clue 1. Often they call you a beautiful angel.

But hell, Wren, start a convo with the guy. He's obviously interested because he did contact you first.
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« Reply #49361 on: December 05, 2012, 10:56:09 am »

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Match still has a lot of scammers on it. Usually they want you to email them immediately on their personal email--clue 1. Often they call you a beautiful angel.

Really? That sucks to pay to have someone send spam. Also, the spammer has to pay to get on match.com. I went out with a guy who said he was shocked I was real because all he got were ads for mail order brides and porn.
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« Reply #49362 on: December 05, 2012, 1:12:10 pm »

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Match still has a lot of scammers on it. Usually they want you to email them immediately on their personal email--clue 1. Often they call you a beautiful angel.

Really? That sucks to pay to have someone send spam. Also, the spammer has to pay to get on match.com. I went out with a guy who said he was shocked I was real because all he got were ads for mail order brides and porn.

They aren't really spam emails; they are more like scams. They pay to get on Match, usually use the photo of a very attractive person, and often are from some other part of the country. They are looking to scam people out of money and/or hack into an email account. Anyone who wants to get off the site immediately and use a private email should be suspect.

However, if you have been having a conversation with someone on Match a bit, and the person seems legit--it is okay to use private email.
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« Reply #49363 on: December 05, 2012, 6:59:06 pm »

I spoke to Slightly Inappropriate Work Crush today, but not about anything worthy of reporting on this thread.

I was going to write something else when I started typing this, but went to make a cup of tea and got distracted by the fact that my electric kettle looks like Darth Vader and forgot what I wanted to say. 
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« Reply #49364 on: December 05, 2012, 7:47:19 pm »

I spoke to Slightly Inappropriate Work Crush today, but not about anything worthy of reporting on this thread.

I was going to write something else when I started typing this, but went to make a cup of tea and got distracted by the fact that my electric kettle looks like Darth Vader and forgot what I wanted to say. 


Well, did the conversation go well with SIWC (pronounced Swick)?

I just wrote back to bowtie.
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