I stated I was interested in men around my age…
Tom, Dick and Harry sent me dead-end winks and notes…Harold sent me the most amusing, clever, smart communique I’d ever received.
The photos he posted were of his car, his dog, his pool and his wine cellar.
Red flags were flappin’ Anytime a person fails to post their actual photo on a Dating Site – they are hiding something. Big time.
I know The Rules
Rule #1. Do not exchange more than five emails before speaking on the phone. Imaginations fly sky high when a volley of emails and flirty text messages fill a week.
Rule #2. Never engage with a person who doesn’t post a photo. No Photo/No Communication.
Rule #3. Google the Internet Date. Check Linkedin. Read their Yelp reviews. Are they a Pinterest person or a Trip Advisor?
Flash Forward three months – We were both very busy – I was in London for two weeks and he was in Seattle for a month. Life happened.
I had been ‘seeing’ a couple of guys … both turned out to be “friend material.”
Out of the blue – Harold reached out- included his last name- no current photos.
Like anyone else, I immediatley Googled the Guy and found out he was close to my dad’s age! He was famous, accomplished, divorced – no kids, a couple of homes. And old.
He sent me a photo.