I saw this dating ad on TV and I thought, how nice, a fellow creature who won’t look down on you. Pets can be picky, but one dog at least won’t snarl. Then I was disappointed. On the next line, the word lover was waiting to pounce. The bi guy, 62, was an open-minded dog lover.
It was meant to be reassuring. You can trust someone who keeps a pet. Daters, like everybody else, are looking for people they can trust. They often specify genuine. I’ve even seen Status no problem, just be genuine. It doesn’t matter if your intended mate is married, as long as you can trust them. But however genuine another man’s wife turns out to be with you, she is not being very genuine with him.
Lover and love are two words that don’t often appear on dating sites, unless they relate to a pet. You don’t want to put people off, especially if you’re looking for love. Of course, it’s usually more to do with fun. It’s also pretty mercenary. I like Must have own house and car. It does make physical meetings easier, so it’s partly practical, but whoever posts this could sound like a money-grubber. To tell the truth, on-line daters count pennies as much as penises. They don’t write own house and car. They put ohac instead. And gen, not genuine. No tws = don’t reply if you don’t want sex. They abbreviate to save the credits on their account. Think about it, though. If you have your ohac and want to impress an f, m, cd, xd, tv, tg or ts, too many abbreviations might just look stingy.
There must be people out there who are looking for love. OK, it was just a thought. But there are people, apparently, who believe in ‘forever.’ What else can ltr mbm mean? I saw this the other day. Usually, the ad will run: text chat mbm (maybe more). That’s where the ohac come in. But what more is there after an ltr (long-term relationship)? Marriage? Exchanging smutty videos till we die? One day, hopefully quite soon, I will stop having thoughts.
Before I leave you – no, I’m not dumping you today, or dying – a final word on pets. There are people who let their dog, or hamster, watch them make love. Watch, not join in. Perhaps some people insist. Sit! I expect a dog would show more interest than a hamster. A pet could also help if things went wrong. I read in the news that a couple got stuck during sex.