I'm using a different methodology this time around. Instead of women 18-30, I'm going with women 18-55+. So we have this 40 year old woman who matched me. Actually not bad looking. A bit mannish, but I suspect that she's tall. Slim. Nice body. Blonde. Sleeve tattoos which is a real turn off but she's a "nail technician." Picture of her in the gym.
Wait...what was that other woman's profession? I don't usually get these "working class" women matching me. No, she doesn't give her job.
But yeah, it's almost always "professional" women. I can't think of any office administrators or waitresses who I went out with, certainly. But even just for matching...tend to be educated women with professional jobs.
It's not that I'm discriminating. I swipe left on everyone. And before Tinder, I messaged every Asian woman in London. But that's just how it works out.
You just have more in common with them. Take my lady friend. It was pretty painful to talk to her at first. Her first few emails were full of emoticons and different fonts and weird expressions. But before long, she stopped that and started using really formal language, presumably to try to match my writing. It's sad, actually. I didn't tell her to do that and I didn't criticise her but she must have realised that it looked bad.
And she was a bit embarassing to bring to the museums and whatnot. Cultural stuff. There were some weird incidents and comments.
Not that I'm Mr Sophistication but it's a sliding scale.
Maybe I'm imagining this, but a previous Tinder match had something about how much she enjoyed talking about football and you better be a supporter of Celtic or some nonsense. That seems woefully dull and provincial to me. But for many guys, that would be hitting the jackpot. "Wow, somebody who shares my passion for local sports teams! Wicked!"
Another thing is, you're dealing with people who have never left their inbred village in Scotland. It's tough to relate. This is why I think foreigners are more suitable. They've lived somewhere else, they're more worldly, they share my passion for adventure.
I mean, talking about tattoos and alcohol and Mrs Brown's Boys and whatever...I don't have strong opinions on these issues.
Well, I should get to work on this transcript. I'm only doing 45 minutes a day and that's manageable. 15 pages a day? I can do that. I'll be done by this weekend no problem.
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