So I decided to try being a man for awhile. Don’t get too excited, I only mean online. I decided to make a man’s profile on Plenty of Fish.
WTF Lovergirl? Why the hell would you do that? Don’t worry, I haven’t decided I don’t want to be a woman anymore, lol. The PINK, people, look at the pink blog you are reading!! No worries about a sex change here anywhere in the near future. 😉
In fact, I have decided that being a man, totally sucks!! I am more glad than ever that I was born a female, haha. 🙂 I’m especially thankful not to be a man, trying to meet women via online dating.
It all began when I was chatting the other night with a few men from an online forum. One of the guys was saying he had given up on trying to date women online, that he thought he was too “ugly” and wasn’t getting enough responses. I’ve seen his profile and photos and thought he was being ridiculous. I was like, it’s not your looks, it has to be your attitude, and chided him a bit for giving up so “easily”.
The other guys were agreeing with him that if you are an average looking guy, not many women will respond to your advances. I wasn’t convinced. I thought he just needed to exude more CONFIDENCE.
SO, in order to prove a point, I decided to make a man’s profile, and see how I would do. The guys helped me pick out a photo. I was going to be a very average looking white guy, with an average build, wearing an average t-shirt, and we decided his job would be “computer programmer”. He only had “some college” as his education, no kids and never been married. We picked an average city for him to be from, and fairly average hobbies.
I thought we could say he was military, because of his haircut, but the guys said no. According to them, he’d get laid on that alone. What?? Okay, okay, guilty. LMFAO
The object here, was to help this poor guy get some sex, or at least a chance at a date. Of course, I had no intention of actually following up on any emails with women under this guise, or standing up any of them for dates. That would be too mean. We were just going to see if he could get RESPONSES.
I full well believed the guys when they say women don’t usually randomly hit them up on sites like that. I mean, I generally wouldn’t do that either. Even if I found a guy attractive, the chances of me SAYING anything to him are slim. Heck, I don’t usually even browse sites like that much at all. I just open my email every few days or so and scroll down the long list of guys who have messaged me to see if any catch my interest.
My attitude has always been a little bit of annoyance when men complain about this, actually. I mean, why would they expect us to make the first move?? Men generally don’t even LIKE women being forward with them. At least that’s what women are told, and it seems to ring true. You get too upfront with guys and they run away scared, lol.
The Professor used to complain about women not hitting him up on the swinger site and I’m like WTH, of course they don’t! That’s the man’s job right? To pursue women is all on them. I didn’t have a whole lot of sympathy. It’s kind of against nature to expect women to go around approaching men for sex. The reactions we get for even admitting we WANT that can be pretty strong from most of the population.
Anyhow, the experiment ensued. Mr. Plain and Boring was infused with a really awesome personality and loads of confidence. Because behind the mask was…well, ME, lmao, and we all know how awesome of a person I am. 😉 I wrote up what I thought was a pretty entertaining and intriguing profile. The men agreed.
Right away I got an email from a woman. Score! She had a pretty face. I showed her to the guys in chat and they were like, “no, no…she’s overweight. You can tell by the angle of her pics. ” They said one really big girl didn’t count and I needed to be able to get attractive, average to thin bodied females, to respond.
Okay, whatever. I went to work finding women to email. That was actually harder than I expected. I thought there would be more attractive ladies out there, but maybe I am just picky. The girls I finally ended up choosing for this guy, were all very cute. It just took a lot of work scrolling through the not so hot ones.
Let me just stop and say here.. that women are fucking crazy!! This is the first time I’ve really bothered to read a bunch of female profiles, and ladies, seriously, I am embarrassed for my gender. Women will have all these pics posted of themselves, say, wearing a g-string bikini, bending over and doing all sorts of sexy poses, then their profile reads “I’m not looking for men who want sex and don’t be trying to put your hand on my leg on a date!!” (true story). I actually laughed out loud at the dissonance in some of these profiles.
Anhow, my alter ego emailed about 20 women, with what I thought were pretty good and unique opening lines. The guys in chat thought so too. No response. Not a single one. About 8 or so of them eventually viewed the profile (a feature I’d barely even noticed existed before, you can see who has been looking at you).
He followed up with one or two of the women who viewed him, but I was losing steam. This was depressing…and a lot of WORK. Sheesh. All I do normally, is email someone back, who sent me an email earlier, and I usually get a response right away.
It’s totally disappointing to log into a dating site and not have an email from a SINGLE person. What a let down. I totally feel a little more for the guys now.
I got excited for a minute when I saw someone had said “yes” they want to meet him on the “meet me” feature. I clicked to see who it was and it my enthusiasm deflated. Yet another grotesquely obese lady, and this one didn’t even have a very pretty face.
I haven’t taken down the profile yet, and maybe I’ll give it another whirl here soon, but boy, this is TIRING, from an average man’s perspective. I never stopped to think just how much EFFORT some guys have to put into getting someone to have sex with them. I know I should have, because I’ve been on a forum for guys who are trying to get help with getting laid for awhile, but this was still pretty eye opening for me.
Now I know why men are always showing “online” on the swinger site, lol. Here I thought it was just because they are perving all the naked pictures. Now I realize at least some of that time they are probably busting their butts sending out emails, haha. I am one of those women who often sucks at responding too. A lot of times I don’t even read them and when I do it’s rare for me to email back, unless I see something I really like.
I’m spoiled, but I like it. I totally love being a female. Wouldn’t change it for the world. Especially now that I have ventured over there and gotten a little taste of what it means to be a man. No thanks!!! No penis envy here, whatsoever!! LOL 😉
I feel bad for you men. What do you want as your consolation prize? A cookie? You can’t have this one!! Don’t go trying to get it on the first date either!! I’m playing….lol, don’t try to kill me 😉 hahaha