In my quest to find the perfect man, I decided that the best route to take was to troll the areas where he may be lurking. He won’t be buying me drinks at the bar. He won’t be reading a book at a local coffee shop. He won’t be playing basketball at the gym.
He will be on the Internets. Stealing my heart.
Therefore, I decided to publish an ad on Craigslist – because reaching the target audience is the first step towards love. And also because I’m moderately shameless. Kind of.
An important note: The geeks I manage to find (i.e. in the computer lab) rarely exhibit a sufficient amount of confidence to talk (back) to me. I find it much easier to strike conversation with them through a medium in which they are comfortable, that is, through the computer. Also, I hardly ever post up my pictures, but had I left myself faceless, I would be subject to the stereotypes of being: (a) fat, (b) ugly, (c) a man, or (d) all of the above. Uh, not to say that none of those items apply?
Incidentally, within an hour of posting, my ad received approximately 50 responses from approximately 48 dipshits before getting flagged. (Yes, I’ll admit that 4% of them stole my e-breath away). In one unfortunate instance, however, I asked, “what’s your favorite [programming] language?” He responded, “you mean like english? [sic]” Time to take an alternate route, captain.