I have a love-hate relationship with online dating. On one hand, we can’t deny it’s creating marriages but on the other hand, we can’t deny it’s creating headaches…big, serious, migraine ones.
My firm manages dating accounts for our clients and over the years, I’ve witnessed just about all the good and bad online has to offer. Sure, having clients meet their spouse or someone who becomes a great friend happens but more often than not, the result is different. The frustrating part is so many people online initially appear promising but do just one thing so wack, there’s no possibility of a comeback.
Enter “Mr. Diplomat”.
Here’s a man who was corresponding with a female client of mine. After reviewing his profile, doing a Google search on him, and exchanging a first message, we thought he was GREAT; youthful, successful, handsome, God-fearing. Then, with his second message we learned about Mr. Diplomat’s diet, and it all went down hill, fast!
(The following is the actual message he sent to my client). Read closely.
I’m sorry I haven’t been prompt in my response to your message. I am so busy. We have a team from the Ministry of Finance of my country attending some meetings with me for the next few days. These meetings take place twice every year when officials from departments of treasury from various countries meet in DC. Now, let me answer your questions from the last email you sent:
I left my country for my diplomatic posting a few years ago, but I do regularly visit every year. Most of my travels abroad were before I became a diplomat.
Favorite food you asked? No, I do not have any, but I do enjoy grilled chicken. In my country, we eat cooked corn meal (thick porridge) with meat, chicken, fish and/or vegetables. We also eat rice and potatoes. And what meal would bring me a smile? To be honest, I like eating clean-shaven pussy. I hope to enjoy yours one day very soon.
You asked about my faith. I grew up in a Christian family, and I believe in God and put Him first in everything I do. I pray every day before going to bed and first thing when I arrive in my office. Whatever I do is done to the glory of Almighty.
What attributes am I looking for in a woman? My ideal woman should have beauty; be God-fearing, respectful, and humble; sharp and intelligent; good cook (also be able to bake); good sense of humor/entertaining; good companion; not selfish; should relate well with my extended family; and this last attribute is very important…she must be loving and sweet in bed.
I would love to meet you in person. I look forward to seeing you soon.
Someone pass the extra strength Advil please!
QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION: How would you react to a message like this? He’s clearly being honest. Would you delete this guy from your contact list? Would you message him back with some “education”? Or would you do something else?