I may have to start a new blog dedicated solely to the hilarity that is all things match related.
Seriously, it may be the best 100 bucks ever spent. Even if I don't meet anyone I have a connection with, the entertainment alone has been worth it.
Gino winked at me the other day. Winking on match is kind of like poking on facebook (which, by the way, I got poked by my 87-year-old Great Uncle Mac the other day. The hippest man I have ever met. Hands down.).
But unlinke facebook, winking on match means you're 'interested.' The best part? When you wink back at someone, a message pops up that reads, "You've winked at each other! There's a connection! Email him now for a deeper connection."
It's like a computerized Chuck Woolery on "The Love Connection!"
So when I opened the email from match that said Gino (side note: his user name is romanticchef followed by some numbers. I can dig the chef part, but the name is just cheesy) had winked at me, all I could see was his picture and his age. The picture was too small to tell what he looked like. His age? Forty six. Sparky clearly didn't get the memo about the whole age thing. Ten year age difference, I'll consider. Twenty three years? Absolutely not.
But being the curious nut that I am, I logged onto the website and clicked on his profile.
The man has put up pictures from the 1980s. And I am not lying. The coloring, the fashion, the cars, the fact that some of them are polaroids (do they even make those anymore?) screamed 1980s. First of all, why would anyone put up pics that are 20+ years old and no new ones? The other problem?
In every picture, he was an adult.
Half the pictures of me from the (late) 80s, I am in utero.
And that's when you know age is more than just a number.
Here's some of his profile:
Hello.. My name is Gino, I am 46 years old, and have been told many times I look much younger, from early to mid thirties. I am a chef by profession, I cook and bake privately and I also work in a bakery. I have never had any complaints regarding my appearance and take care of myself, I can still out sprint my son, and keep up with a very energetic 3 year old nephew.
Blah blah blah...
If you have received a wink from me, it is because I saw something special in you..not just to tease, make fun, or to waste your time.
I continue reading because I'm curious as to what we could possibly have in common to make him wink at me.
Turns out he has a son who has autism. I keep reading, as this isn't a concern of mine in the least. In fact, it touched my heart a bit that he so openly mentioned it and said that he is raising him alone. Not a lot of men would be willing to raise any child alone, let alone a child that requires special needs.
And then I see it. His son that he talks about so lovingly? He's 18. EIGHTEEN.
HIS SON WAS BORN WHEN I WAS 5!!!!!!!!
Come to think of it, maybe I will email him, asking if his son is cute and single. ;)