Okay, I have claimed a little portion of the MySpace phenomenon. One of the joys of the site is the amazing amount of e-mail I get from guys wanting to be my friend (and progressing further).
Now I am not one to denigrate internet-started relationships. In fact, two couples whom I both love dearly found each other via the Web, and they are tremendously happy with having found THE right people. But so far, my luck has been less than great. One, I'm incredibly picky, and two, the "online quizzes" (especially the one that's advertised so well on TV) are still far too simple for someone as complex as I am.
Anyhooooo...... tonight I open the MySpace mail to find this great invitation (NOT corrected for spelling and grammar but certain things deleted for the other person's sake):
"my name is (Mr. X) i'm 35yrs old single with no kids. more about me i'm 5'7ft tall 142lbs.I'm white i have brown eyes and brow hair.I was born in Germany (Humburg) but i grew up and was raised up in the US.My dad was german american while my mom was native of american.I have been staying in america for about 14years now...I'm business man work as building contractor..I have one dougther him name is (Child X)...I divorce with my ex-wife a year ago...If you like to chat this is my yahoo id (deleted)..Hope to here from you back. "
Okay: first, he's single with no kids. But then he's divorced with one child -- a "dougther" who has a very DISTINCT boy's name. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight. What he is, plain and simple, is a fraud. I don't involve myself with frauds. Don Pardo, tell him what he's lost........