Keepin’ It In The Family (or.. Awkward Part 4)

26 Feb

Even though I have shared this story with a few friends of mine, and was told by one of them that I need to drink a “nice tall class of Chill The Fuck Out” –    I am blogging about this anyway.

I got a message on POF  (the grossest of the online dating websites, in my opinion..)  from my cousin.

Because POF shows you a user’s picture along with their message, I knew it was my cousin before even opening the message.  I sat there dumbfounded before opening, hoping to the high heavens that he realized that he is my cousin.

Luckily, he did know it was me.   I put on my POF profile that my favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother – and mentioning the TV show in a message to me would increase the chance of response.    So the message from my cousin said:  “I met your mother at a family reunion when I was like 3. Lol, what up cuz?!”

He got back a mere “Creepy.”  from me.. and not 5 minutes after my response my phone was ringing.    It was my dear cousin, laughing his ass off.    (I am pretty sure he would not have dared had he knew that I blog about this nonsense..)

Come on, though.. this isn’t normal, right?   Had I have spotted his page first, I wouldn’t have went near it with a 10-foot pole.   My cousin saw my face (he did confirm that he knew it was me before clicking..), clicked my page,  read it, and then sent me a message.   I know he messaged me to be funny, and I know part of it is funny… but it is still really really creepy.

4 Responses to “Keepin’ It In The Family (or.. Awkward Part 4)”

  1. G Hindman (@ThePinkPhantom) February 26, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    What, you never heard of “kissing cousins”?


    • L February 26, 2012 at 1:18 am #



  2. s4m4nth4x February 26, 2012 at 2:06 am #

    Hahaha! Yes, you need to chill. I have seen a lot of platonic friends (no family members yet) on OKCupid. Sometimes they message me first, sometimes I message them. Think of it as social networking as much as a dating site – When you sign up, you have the options to look for friends, activity partners and pen-pals, not just dates!


  3. cluelessdaters February 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Yeah, I don’t find this creepy. If my friends and I see each other on there, we message each other. It’s more of a way to acknowledge each other’s presence, instead of calling each other out in public when we see each other. It’s definitely not them hitting on you, just a friendly hello!


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