My candidate for the worst on-line profile ever:
I am a unique guy who is looking for a long-term relationship that could lead to marriage. I am a sensitive person with a great sense of humor, and I love to have interesting conversations and debates. I like to dance and listen to music. I am very open and honest, and I don't B.S. I like to talk about interesting things, and not just about the weather. I am very passionate and romantic. I love to laugh.
Why are you unique? It's a mystery. You want to get married? You like interesting conversation? Perhaps that's why you are unique. You are unlike the rest of us who prefer boring conversations and want to die alone. Oh, you like to talk about interesting things and not just the weather? (Need I point out the two mentions of "interesting" in connection with conversation?) Heavenly day, you are NOT unique. 99.9% of guys don't like small talk (but they will engage in it when pressed). You know what? I LOVE to talk about the weather. I'm not a weather fanatic or anything, but for god's sake, there is an entire TV STATION devoted to the weather. You had to go pick on the weather. Poor little weather, never did you any harm and can't even defend itself. (I know the weather can do one harm, but conversations about the weather are usually harmless.)
I wanted to leave you with something wonderful because you have been so kind, patient and understanding, but this will have to do. I'm off to Philadelphia tomorrow to hang out with a few thousand other folks in my field. I'll be going to meetings, seeing friends and enjoying a couple of nights in a hotel. Ever heard this old joke? "First prize--1 week in Philadelphia. Second prize--two weeks in Philadelphia!" Rim shot, please. I always have a good time in Philly so I'm looking forward to my four days.
I'll post if I can, but it's the old strange-city-unknown-internet-access-options-not-too-much-free-time problem. Unlike the week in Atlanta, most of my evenings in Philly will be booked with social outings (yay!). If I'm good, I'll spend the mornings listening to current research on topics of importance to our government (they are paying me to be there after all). I'll be back on Tuesday night with lots of interesting things to share, though I doubt any will be dating related. It's nice to get out of the routine, if only for a couple of days.
By the way, I'm so over Jay. Jay who?
Grateful for: Philadelphia!