In case you missed the introduction to Mr. Ab-City Surgeon, head there now and then come back.
So are you ready?!?! Here’s an update on the handsome washboard-having MD!
Ok, well, you see that last exclamation point I just used in the last sentence? Yeah, that sentence alone was about as exciting as it’ll get here, so don’t expect fireworks or get your hopes up for somethin’ juicy. Not in this one, at least. (Not every part of the dating in LA shenanigans contains pizazz. Sorry. Which further signifies the sometimes draining, dismal, boring, frustrating part of online dating. I tend to share the exciting and emotional experiences, but yes, there are the hum-drum, snoozefest moments, too.)
And although I was totally excited to see the blue, flashing “New message from (insert his screen name here)” on OkCupid come flying in tonight, the excitement was about a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Why, you ask?
Mostly because it had been 8 DAYS since we last exchanged messages. 8 DAYS! That’s like an eternity in online dating speak. Nobody waits that long and still remembers someone they talked to once, over a week ago.
Except me, I guess. I remembered him. He was even blog-worthy. And I can thank my photographic memory, too. And for his six-pack abs that permanently burned a hole in my single mind’s eye…
Regardless, I was caught up in a TV show when the blue light came blinking and I didn’t want to look toooo eager, so I waited a bit to check his message and respond.
I had previously asked him whether he was from LA.
He started with:
“Hi (insert my name here)!”
An exclamation point! He used my name! That was nice. Some interest there, obviously.
And then he answers my question. In two sentences. And that was it. Nothing more, no further questions.
WHEW! Told ya. Excitement. Drama. Intrigue.
I sent him back a generic message, and asked another related question about his experience living in Los Angeles.
So now I’m sitting here thinking:
A.) Hmmm. He wrote me back, but is he still interested? I mean, he DID write me back. He DID use an exclamation point. He DID use my name (and re-look at my profile before responding.) But he was very short in his response, and didn’t ask a single question in return. Hmmm.
B.) I wonder if Mr. Architect will let me know about confirming plans for this Friday’s date tonight, or tomorrow? Hmmm.
So there ya have it.
My interest has clearly been diverted off of abs and steered into a very different direction. A taller, older, more established direction. And yes, I just called Mr. Architect more established than a surgeon, believe it or not. He’s incredible! (I still owe you more info on Mr. Architect, I know…)
In my first blog about Mr. Surgeon, I had predicted that he’d either never respond, we’d send a few messages back and forth, or we’d get married – with the reality laying somewhere in the middle.
My further prediction now?
I think that was the end.
I’d be very surprised if I hear back from him again.
I would NOT be surprised, however, if I found some more abs on OkCupid. The amount of beautiful men sporting almost perfect bodies on dating sites in Los Angeles is almost laughable. They’re everywhere. Must be something in the water…