The OKCupid version (yes, I joined a vanilla dating site: more on this later!).
These are random emails I have sent out to men whose profiles I liked (as opposed to replies to emails that landed in my inbox).
To be clear, the first three were not potential matches: I just like to send out compliments to people when I see something interesting. It’s fun to say sweet things to people. It’s also stress free and you just never know what sort of conversations you might strike up out of a random compliment thrown into the void.
To local 22M:
“I’m phenomenal in bed. I could sleep for like.. 10/11 hours easily – not counting naps, obviously.”
Yours is the first profile I’ve read that made me laugh. Very cute.
Good luck finding what you are looking for!
To local 31M:
You keep popping up on my screen with your raggedy beaver hat (I’m imagining you as a suburb-scouring Fagan who recruits kids to secure him beaver pelts for slightly deranged hat-making projects!) because OkCupid is a jerk who cares not a whit for your age-range preferences.
Either way, your profile made me laugh out loud (oh, the chairs! *laugh*) and Catch 22 is my favourite and oh my, tall! Damn you!
Best of luck finding what you are looking for.
To 44M, local:
We aren’t a match, but I enjoyed reading your profile, and holy fuck, those eyes! I lament that I am unoriginal in holy fucking about them, but I’ll deal with it and holy fuck anyway.
How strange a concept it is to give a compliment on something that someone has absolutely no control over, it seems like saying ‘Congratulations for being born that way!’
But still, I’m saying it. Beautiful!
Also the half smirk you have going on there isn’t bad either.
Edited to add: More about holy-fuck-beautiful-eyes under this category.
To 39M, not local (he laid out a fabulous thoughts about a D/s relationship in his profile, 97% match):
Practicalities before I wax lyrical about your stellar profile, which I adore beyond adoration for its articulate expression and thoughtful vision:
I am outside of your age range, and in Australia. I don’t want to waste your time or mine if either of those is a show stopper for you.
I have the dilemma of wanting to respect your preferences, but then again, when I see something worthwhile, I’m not going to let it slip by untried.
I’d love to have a conversation or two (okay, maybe three, or four, or ten, I’m flexible with this…) with you to see if there is something worth pursuing here. Really: 97% compatibility? I fear you crawled inside my head and made crib notes.
As to what happened afterwards: two didn’t reply, one was terribly sweet and made happy by the compliment, and one replied with humour and smarts and is an ongoing casual conversation.
For the record, the only one I was serious about (the last, 97% guy) was one of the ‘did not reply’ guys.
10 Feb. Edited to add: Another reply today. The guy was so shocked to get a friendly email that he didn’t know what to say. Funny.