eHarmony, Part 2

Tuesday, 28 March 2006 at 5:00 am Pacific USA Time.

The day after I signed up and paid, eHarmony sent me five "matches," which I have to put in quotes for disbelief. One seemed like he could be a friend… started and ran his own business, crazy-sounding life like mine. OK, he may get me. I wrote to him and he never wrote me back.

Another guy seemed to have some things in common with me, but was looking for someone more athletic. I was thinking that we could be friends. He ended up closing our match, meaning he didn’t want to get to know me. eHarmony gives me options of messages I can send him in response to the closing… but I can’t write my own. These messages ranged from freezing cold ("Good luck with your search.") to co-dependent (something like "I really thought there was something here. Please give us another chance."). I emailed eHarmony to tell them that they were missing something. It should allow me to say that I didn’t think we were a romantic match, but I’d like to get to know him as a friend.

eHarmony sent me MANY people who I felt weren’t even close as a match. I wondered how they were matching me up with these people at all! All over the lengthy questionnaire, I said over and over that I don’t have kids, I don’t want anybody with kids, and I don’t want anybody who WANTS kids. I got people with kids and who want kids as matches! Those aren’t matches!

One was really wild. There is a spot where you say who has been the most influential person to you. I put my grandmother. I find that many people name a friend or family member. One guy for most influential person wrote, "My ex-wife and the mother of my children." I can’t COUNT how many red flags that raises!!!

Coming in a close second for freaky was a guy who for most influential put himself and his higher spiritual self. He wanted to thank both of those for where he was today. And he went on and on about his spirituality and I AM and things that reminded me of who my ex-husband used to pretend to be. PASS!

Tune in tomorrow for more fun!

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