Update Your Form Letter!

2 Dec

We’ve discussed several times my hatred for form letters in online dating.  (You know, those messages that were clearly copied and pasted.)   If you can’t take the 30 extra seconds to reference something specific to my profile, then I can’t take the extra 30 seconds to respond.

But – some people swear by the form letter.  Their argument is that if they send their form letter out to 1000 girls, they will likely get 100 responses.  “Online dating is a numbers game.” is their cry.  I still hold my position of if you want someone of quality (and a good story to tell the grandkids..)  you might want to take the more personalized approach.

Do what you will –  but,  you might want to make sure that if you switch out your form letter for specific holidays, that you change it back.  This guy I received a message from today neglected to do so:

“Hi there beauty queen!! Good morning!  How are you doing today besides Thanksgiving?”

D’oh!  (And double “D’oh!” for the atrocious grammar, besides.)

4 Responses to “Update Your Form Letter!”

  1. Ricardo December 2, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    “Hello good looking lady! How are you doing? I’m very interested in you. Any cool plans? Unless it’s christmas/thanksgiving/4th of July, in which case I would love to hear about your holidays plans (fuck easter though).

    I hope to hear from you soon!”



  2. PopePhilly (@PopePhilly) December 3, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    In what universe would “Thanksgiving” be an answer to “How are you doing today?”

    I think I’m going to start responding to generic “How are you?” messages with holidays.

    How are you today?
    Administrative Professionals Day!


  3. girlseule December 6, 2013 at 1:00 am #

    I know right! It is always so obvious! I usually write back, “How many girls did you send that one to?”


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