Do you exist? I'm tired of people telling me that I care too much. I'm looking for some one who "gets it"—you know, someone who loves to do all he can to make the world a better place, wherever he is. One day it could be talking with a troubled teenager, the next it could be helping to bring clean water to an impoverished community. Perhaps "kind" says it all.
Why? It's hard to explain. I've never married and have been holding out for you, perhaps. I see myself as empowering and helping such an individual on their path to heal the world with positive energy and possible romance. I want to be by your side. We can keep each other going—keep each other idealistic and focused on what matters most.
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I can dream, can't I? I hope you exist. I hope you're a true gentleman with a tender, open heart. Under 50 please and unmarried. Thank you for reading.
I pushed the "Post" button and held my breath. In the days that followed, emails began dripping into my inbox. I chatted online with a few, but quickly learned to ask for their photo upfront. If they didn't send one, it was time to be suspicious that they were married or hiding for some other reason. Watch: How To Translate Online Dating Profiles
After sifting through the emails, I was disappointed—too many men over 50 (out of my range) and even some photos from perverts. My responders weren't too convincing. Thinking that my ad was maybe too dramatic, I varied it a little, got some responses and went on a few dates: twice with a pilot, then with a man who showed up drunk. Then the responses went dead.
My next ad—TALL, BLONDE LOIS LANE SEEKS SUPERMAN—read
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Do you believe women deserve to be treated with chivalry? Are you an everyday hero—you know, are you trying to make the world a better place one day at a time? Are you taller than 5'9, single, white, straight, and younger than 45? Are you kind, somewhat handsome, healthy but not health-obsessed, not a user or a hater?