I’ve been on eHarmony for exactly 19 hours and I have already learned that you must be rather pragmatic about online dating.
I’ve had communication closed by four of my 12 matches. Two said they are pursuing other relationships. One said he didn’t feel the chemistry. (These are canned responses – I guess you get to pick one when you close communication.) The fourth said “Other.”
I’m assuming it’s because this guy is 6’9″. I’m 5’3″.
So “Other” means “you’re too damn short.”
My last boyfriend was 6’6″, so it’s not like I’m afraid of people who block the sun, or that I haven’t mastered the art of getting it on with someone who is a foot and a half taller than me. But I guess it’s a good thing that Mr. Other isn’t stringing me along. Or something like that.
This whole process terrifies me just a bit. I filled out the questionnaire and I posted a photo. But I’m waiting for one of my matches to contact me. Not because I’m old fashioned. But because it took a lot to get me into the pool, and at this point, I don’t think it’s crazy to wait for someone else to start the splashing.