I was up late last night and received the following messages from a guy on OkCupid:
1:06 a.m.: “Hi how are you? What are you reading?”
[BTW, everything I’m reading is listed in my profile. It’s one of the site’s fill-in-the-blank questions.]
1:06 a.m., followup: “I am reading Dante’s inferno and breaking Rockefeller.”
1:15 a.m.: “How was your 4th?
1:27 a.m.: “Writing anything good these days?”
If he has a paid OKC account, I think he could see I’d been reading the messages. And OKC shows you when users are on the site, so he could see I was there. But damn, dude. How are you sitting there like, “I can’t get her to talk about books, so maybe she wants to talk about her holiday — that’s pretty scintillating. No? Hm. Maybe she’ll talk about her writing.”
I shouldn’t have blocked him. Maybe the FIFTH message 10 minutes later would’ve been The One.