Oh Boy. I thought these were lost forever, but I was digging around in my old hotmail account and there they were! Is it cheesy to post these? Absolutely. But I find them entertaining and maybe you will too.
This was my first foray into the world of online dating. My very first, and only, dating profile. And it lasted exactly 36 hours (because I was too cheap to sign up after the free trial). Isn't that some sort of husband fishing record? I caught my man off match.com in under 3 days? *chuckles*
Without further ado, here is Artsy0808:
***disclaimer: copying and pasting these from long lost emails left them with horrible formatting that I did not have the patience to undo. Also, I shrunk the font in the profiles so that this blog wasn't eight years long. Sorry.***
Is this the Man Catalog? Where do I place my order? *looks around in confusion and delight*
- 29-year-old woman
- Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
- seeking men 27-35
- within 50 miles of Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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In my own words
for fun:Vintage junk, estate sales, fleamarkets, sand volleyball, tae kwon do, watch hockey, cook & BBQ, play in the sun, anything on the lake, camping, fishing, read, write, rollerblade, exercise the dog, make stuff, garden, car shows, county fairs...
my job:I work in the auto industry. Pretty much a Man-Job, minus all the dirt and grease.
my religion:I was baptized Greek Orthodox, but only attend for weddings, funerals and the occasional Easter service. Why wasn't THAT a choice? hehehe
favorite hot spots:I haven't done much roaming around (I have yet to see an ocean!) but I love going Up North. Maybe I should list where I WANT to visit :) Alaska, Greece, anyplace with the pretty blue green tropical water, historical sites all over the US...
favorite things:I love PBS. Dick Proenneke and Alone In The Wilderness. Bacardi Limon. Good fiction that can make me cry. Scary movies. Paul Newman. Slapshot & Cool Hand Luke. The MN Wild. Leine's Honey Weiss with TWO lemon wedges, haha. Fresh walleye.
last read:Jodi Picoult: My Sister's Keeper. Made me bawl like a little girl.
About my life and what I'm looking forWoO HoO! Finally someplace I can write a decent paragraph or six.
I'm a good girl. Pretty much. I usually spend my Sunday mornings hangin' with Mom, Dad and sis. We read the paper, have breakfast, drink coffee and shoot the sh!t. During the week I spend my days honing my sarcasm and quick wit on the people at work :o) Then I come home to a hyper black lab who needs a good session of fetch. After that? I just started a super fun tae kwon do class (I'm a NO BELT, haha) and sand volleyball at a bar nearby. Our team name is Doubleyew Tee Eff. If that makes you chuckle we'd probably get along just fine.
I have a great group of friends who keep me busy and out of trouble (what's that saying about idle hands? hehe). I'm always smiling and have embraced my dorkiness. I'm a grammar fanatic and spelling Nazi. But I'm writing this fast to maximize my three day trial - after that? I'm OUT! (so excuse any errors.) I use sarcasm probably too much, in fact I can't speak without it and I've been known to use humor when I shouldn't.
Anyways, I love the outdoors and so should you. I find myself attracted to that outdoorsy type guy; no man jewelry or highlighted hair puh-lease. I love to lay in the boat and soak up sun or read a book while you fish for our dinner :o) I could live at the cabin and hope to move up north sooner than later. I want cool nights by the fire, early mornings on the dock, afternoon naps with a light breeze...
I want that guy who is game to do things I'm interested it, just like I'd tag along to his things - just to see him smile and get enthusiastic about it. I'll go to the Boat & RV show if you go to Traders Market in Elko over Labor Day. Deal? I want a Wild game or two; dinner at neat restaurants, an air hockey partner and someone who'll walk the dog with me on a summer night. I want someone who will try my cooking (it's fantastic, honest!) and can hold his end of a conversation.
More about me? I don't have cable. I'm not a fan of 'excess'. I prefer jeans and a tee to heels and sparkly tank tops. Going downtown is 'scary', haha. I wake up with the sun. Sometimes before it. I love history. My best friend and I can sit around reading questions from a 1983 edition of Trivial Pursuit for hours. I adore big dogs and dislike cats. I actually like my job (most of the time). I want to learn how to golf. I love old stuff. I'm currently obsessed with the 1950's; the campy pictures of the housewife in heels and an apron, husband in his business suit holding a lowball, and two perfectly groomed children. Ahhh, domestic bliss. *giggles*
Is that enough for now? Do I have to use the remaining 1300 characters? lol
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I can't believe this was only three years ago.
Now for BigNStrong55435 (I still tease him about the name, to which he replies 'it worked, didn't it?')
Want to sit around on the couch and get bored? Me Neither!!
- 28-year-old man
- Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
- seeking women 23-29
- within 30 miles of Saint Paul, Eagan, Minnesota, United States
In my own words
for fun:I enjoy being with friends. It is rare if I refuse to try something at least once. I Michael Jordan'd my TV into the trash can a few months ago because it had remained turned off for over a year. Being outdoors is my favorite!
my ethnicity:50% swedish and the rest is a european smoothy.
my education:Originally I was going to become an Air Traffic Controller, but now I am beginning to persue my lifelong dream of becoming 100% independent and open my own business. I know my limits and I intend on blowing way past them.
favorite hot spots:My favorite travel destinations so far would have been Europe! My next big vacation is probably going to be to Alaska sometime next year. A month long camping trip in an Alaskan summer with a good canoe is just to tempting!
favorite things:Sitting around playing video games 24/7...I'M KIDDING! Going out to eat probably tops the list. The funny thing is most great restaurants I can make their stuff better at home. I really enjoy cooking.
last read:I read a couple books my neighbor published. He's an older man who has some of the most interesting stories I've ever heard. If you get to know me you'll have to meet this guy at least once. Hollywood almost made a movie about him! He's cool!
About my life and what I'm looking forWHO I AM
I am an entrepreneur at heart. A man who is free to control his own destiny. A free spirited person who craves excitement, a great life, and is driven to achieve. A little excitement, a little relaxation. A Work hard, play hard type of attitude is what defines me. I am a very active person and staying in shape is very important to me. During the warmer months I love spending as much time outside as possible. Whether it is running, cycling, hiking, or having late nights with my friends, I am always digging up something fun. During the winter months cross country skiing is a ton of fun, and I just took up downhill skiing which is a blast! Next year I'm going to learn how to snowboard.
I am a very independent guy and I am looking for someone who shares some of my interests. I want to be with someone that is active and feels that a healthy lifestyle is key, but also likes to indulge in some ColdStone Creamery here and there.
I'm the farthest thing from a couch potato. I would like someone that is comfortable in their own skin; confident, and unafraid to be themselves. The perfect woman for me would be an outgoing independent lady who loves to live life to its fullest and enjoy experiencing new things as well as having some favorite pastimes that bring happiness. I want someone who always enjoys the good side of life and can brush off the other stuff. You know, a positive person who can overcome negative stuff with relative ease. You should have a great sense of humor since I love to make people laugh and I would like to find someone who shares this same belief. Having a passion to push themselves to see how much they can achieve in life, love, and happiness is key. The reason I am looking for these qualities is because they are a direct reflection of who I am. I'm a solid guy who stands on his own.
P.S. I have a great relationship with my mother. I have excellent teeth, and I wear nice shoes.
About my date
It's funny to compare what people write in these things to what they really mean. For example; when he says that staying in shape is important to him, what he means is that he enjoys eating massive amounts of macaroni and cheese. Actually, his profile was probably more accurate than mine as far as athleticism goes. He WILL ride his bike for 50 miles, for fun, without dying. I start slowing up after 5 blocks. Downhill.
Now, what was it that caught my eye about him? I was sitting online reading through messages that other members had written to me. Lots of 'what's up' and other lame intros. Tommy, on the other hand, wrote the cutest, funniest greeting and it caught my attention immediately.
He wrote: Your order is being processed, ma'am.
(remember my headline? Is this the man catalog?)
So yah. That's how it all started. Nerdy. Nerdy. Nerdy true love.