On an online dating site
Emily Dickinson, for example.”Emily Dickinson has long been my go-to gal amongst my single lady heroes.She was a virgin, unmarried, and a recluse, but, man, was she talented.There were also emails from men who were utterly confused, who wrote things like, “Why?” and “I don’t get it.” One 22-year-old guy questioned me about my profile pictures, two 19th-century photographs of Dickinson: But, for me, the most intriguing emails came from men who treated me like I was just an ordinary single lady, lookin’ for love. Every woman who has participated in online dating knows them.When done right, these sites can be lucrative and require minimal effort to maintain.Markus Frind, founder and CEO of Plenty Of Fish, says he brings in more than million a year (at least half is pure profit) working for just an hour a day.I love making it for the neighborhood children, but I can’t leave the house.Instead, I stand at the window and lower it down to them in a basket. Well, technically, Jane Austen was the zombie killer, not Dickinson, but close enough.
People kept reporting me for falsely representing myself, as if I were actually trying to pull a fast one on the entire male population.
A user would issue a complaint and then Ok Cupid would delete my images.
Apparently, on Ok Cupid, you’re allowed to be a harassing perv, but under no circumstances can you pretend you’re a dead poet.
A man sends you an email that reads, “Hi, I’m John” or “Hi, I’d like to get to know you.” The messages aren’t offensive. A “Hi” message is equivalent to saying, “Hey, I didn’t read your profile and I don’t care about your brain or your personality, but we should go out sometime.”Emily got those emails as well, which I found really interesting.
Did these men think the 19th-century photographs of Emily Dickinson I had posted were images of an actual living, breathing woman? Or were they just so desperate for sex or companionship that they emailed every profile they came across? They didn’t know my age, my weight, my gender, nothing.Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.