Guys keep looking for someone a little hotter and girls keep saying the same, or maybe they can find someone who makes a little more money or who has a two-bedroom instead of a one-bedroom etc Mark: And the best part is when u ask someone for plans and they say sure like a week from today cause they have a “friend’s birthday party” (really a date with another on-line guy), “a work thing” (really a date with another on-line guy), “family in from out of town” (really a date with another on-line guy) etc. Mark: Everyone on-line is talking to 1000 others at once and that’s why you are all still single. In these three different times and places, we can see a repeated appeal to the motif of chivalric knights.
Because Mark is not ready for this world, nor the on-line one for that matter.
Either way, I recommend he goes back to his “happy place” in the Hamptons and find love there.
” At this point, there is no more doubt and no more benefit.
(4th request) I am tempted to respond that he’s “so much fun to talk to” and that “it’s been a real pleasure” but my sister stops me: “What if the guy finds you and kills you?
How fun would it be if I meet him for a drink or a swim, or a walk on the beach? Mark: I spent every summer weekend on an estate in Southampton like you only read about for about 4 straight summers. Mark: So I know what you were fishing for with the question, but, sadly I’m not that guy.
I’m thinking, if he loves the Hamptons, he must be going like the rest of New York. Where is the Mark who wants to find his “special someone” on-line because it “makes the most sense”? My defense mechanism is immediately set in motion and all kinds of profanities are welling up in my mouth. Instead I let the dust settle for half an hour and send him this pity text – please read with a silky sweet voice: Natalie: Dear Mark, I’m so sorry to hear you’re disappointed and that you’ve been used for your house. I’ll be in my house in Montauk if you change your mind. (This very red flag is about to become accountable for his meltdown… (What follows is a verbatim transcript of our conversation.) Natalie: Hi, I like the way you wrote your profile. Natalie: I just think that the universe might have a problem with two freakishly good looking people getting together.