What’s Wrong with This Picture?


So I signed up to a certain dating website a while back, mainly for the purpose of doing some investigative work.  Yes, I’m still legally married, but that isn’t something my wife has a quibble about.  If she can move on without regard for our vows, so can I, but with full disclosure as to my marital status — separated 2 1/2 years.

To my surprise, I’ve been inundated with private messages, and I’m left scratching my head.  Here I am, a 58 year old geezer, and I get responses from women in their 30s.  The above, and below, are a selection of real photographs of women who have contacted me:

Dating - 1 Dating - 2 Dating - 4

What’s wrong with this picture, eh?  Are these women really that desperate?  Am I better looking than I surmised?  Do they think I’m a rich sugar daddy?  Or, is everyone on the Internet fake?

I have not answered a single inquiry (nor have I messaged anyone because I’m not “looking”).  Perhaps I should give one of them a chance…. Nah!  When the right one comes along, if she ever does, I won’t care how much she weighs or what her breast size is.  I’ll care what’s in her heart, and that she is gentle and kind and truthful and has integrity.

If a picture paints a thousand words…

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2 Responses to What’s Wrong with This Picture?

  1. maggyann says:

    Hi Terry tis I, me, myself again. Ha ha. I have actually been having brain twinges along the lines of maybe giving something along the lines of internet ‘dating’ I whirl. Haven’t ever though of it before and then this morning I click on emails and get the lead into this post on your blog. Now is it a sign? Or a co-incidence. I can’t decide whether to have a bash or not. I guess it is unlikely I will because at root I don’t think I have the confidence or anything really to offer anyone as far as being sociable is concerned. I am pretty brilliant behind my keyboard but in person I am the one hiding in the corner so putting myself out there is a scary and unrealistic thought. I agree with you that it is unlikely the beauties you have shared with us here are desperately seeking ‘love’ or even just casual sex eh? Ha ha. I dunno, I have heard the system does work for some people but to be honest I think if you can’t be the life and soul as it were in everyday life, an introduction via t’internet is not going to be any easier. Ho bloody hum. I’ll just keep thinking…………

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    • DogDharma says:

      Maggie, you’ve given me my morning chuckle! Same issues x 1,000. And I’m always looking for “signs” and coincidences and how to “read” them. You are definitely brilliant behind the keyboard, and I bet you are much more than a wallflower in person, once you feel safe and comfortable. I know it’s that way with me. For all I know, those women are 90 year old spinsters using fake pictures. If so, I wish they’d be honest, because traditional beauty is not so keen to me. On the other hand, I thought about making a dating profile with a fake studly picture and highlighting that I had ZERO money as an experiment to see how many responses I’d get. But no, I’ll just be me, and that will have to suffice, and like you, I will keep thinking…………. 🙂


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