Background: Weeks ago when Aaron was creating his e-harmony profile, I joined him and began creating one too. The process of just creating the account and taking the personality test, however, wore me out, and I stopped there. Plus it's really expensive--like $50 or $60 for one month. As a result of creating an account, I've received a few e-mails and became aware of the fact that e-harmony offers a free seven day trial. And I am a sucker for free stuff. In fact, my only exposure to online dating has been from free three day trials with Match. Three days is long enough to remind me that online dating isn't for me.
Present day: So I finished my profile that include 29 magical points on which they would match me with...guys with photos on motorcycles, men as far aways as Knoxville, TN, and one or two men who mentioned their cats. There were also a lot of men with children. Long story short, I only "opened communication" with two of the provided matches. I have e-mailed and briefly talked to one of them, and he seems nice. Although when one of his first e-mails detailed his back pain, I wondered if perhaps 38 is too old.
So e-harmony bachelor #2 is 30, a pilot, from the same area of Georgia as me, and also shared the delight of having his father (my step-father) as high school principal and mother as his counselor. He was also raised Presbyterian (whatever that means....maybe not to smile during church or to believe in predestination?). So we've e-mailed some but a bit erratically given his job, and in the last e-mail, which I haven't responded to yet, he wrote something about being on myspace depite it being geeky as a way to keep up with friends. So, of course, I checked out his myspace page, and here's what I found:
(1) His primary photo features him in camouflage hunting clothing with his face painted. It's good camo because I can barely distinguish him from his surroundings.
(2) He has one of those quizzes on his page....and it has questions like "rifle or bow?" (his answer: both AND a pistol), "mossy oak or real tree?," and "Ford or Chevy?"
(3) His other photos include a deer hanging from the ceiling (obviously about to be gutted and accompanied by the line that "PETA could kiss his ass"), deer heads on the wall of a lodge, him holding a dead snake, him holding a fish, and well, you get the idea.
I don't have a problem with hunting, but his page reeked of immaturity and obsession with hunting. I need to write him back but don't really want to anymore. I am tempted to write "I saw your myspace page, and I now think we're not compatible. Good luck in your search. Remove the camo, and the One will have an easier time finding you." Again, I feel like I should keep an open mind, but....