musings

Incidents with Online Dating

When I made the online dating profile, I didn’t have very high hopes about it but one of my coworkers found his wife there (she’s a lawyer, he’s a director of a department) and another colleague who works for Yelp found her boyfriend (who works for Apple). This made me think that there were normal people with real normal jobs who frequented online dating sites.
I’ve been proved very very wrong.

you sound like a typical asian, minus majoring in Medieval Studies…I am guessing you were raised in a white family?

Not off to a good start there, saying that I’m a typical Asian (whether or not this is true is not the issue). No White Guy, I wasn’t raised by white people. Is it so bad to have varied interests and (attempt to) enter a field dominated by caucasian males?*
Here’s another that made me laugh (not in a good way):
Hi how are you
I was checking your profile and on it you said ; books:
olive oil
wine
a good baguette
almond croissant
cool books
You know how to copy and paste! Good job. What the heck is that semi-colon doing there?!
And another:
Sarah, you majored in Medieval Studies? So without Googling it, I’m going to mess with you in the precise way that it sounds….I CHALLENGE YOU….TO A DATE! *slaps Sarah’s face with a glove*If you’re not smiling or laughing by the end of it, you can hang me.
If I leave you in awe, then you’ll let me unlock your chastity belt.=P
This was by far the worst. Leave me and my chastity belt alone. I’ve got a man-eating dragon, 1000 foot tower and acres of overgrown thorny rose bushes between me and your obvious ignorance in Medieval Studies and horribly inappropriate sense of humor. Online dating is already creepy– you don’t need to add to the creepiness.
Lastly:
Hi Sarah, how have you been? How is your weekend? It is a long weekend. I hope that you are enjoying it.
By the way sorry to keep bothering you.
-Carlos
I didn’t respond the first time, Carlos. I’m not going to do so now. Stop bothering me.
Omygosh guys.

forever alone meme

*this is changing though!

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food & drink

homemade pizza

Contentement.

As this is an area I have struggled and continue to struggle with, I would like to encourage all of you — and not just the singles or the ladies — be content in the LORD.

Let us not let circumstances or situations distract us from the greatest truth of our lives: It’s not our own. God has paid for us and bought us with the blood of Christ, and we are not our own selves. As Christians, we are slaves of Christ.

Therefore, with Christ as our Master, Lord, and Savior, we have a sure hope that lies within us which is greater than anything in the world. How can we not be content?!

And we need to make sure our contentment originates and rests with the LORD, because we are so sinful!!! A  fulfillment of our desires ain’t gonna do nuthin’ for ya — but only lead to selfishness and mindless self-gratification, making yourself your #1 fan. Let us not allow circumstances sway our actions, words, attitudes, thoughts, and desires from keeping to principles.

Let us love God and love one another:

Beloved, let us love one another,for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. […] In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

and a complete change of topic to:

Pizza. inspired by Cheeseboard & la tarte flambée d’Alsace

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put it all on top, and cover with mozzarella and parmiggiano cheeses:

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stick it in the oven, spray some lemon juice, et, voilà!
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