Ian Try’s Online Dating. Hilarity Ensues.

I just received some email out of nowhere from a supposed Craigslist message. Containing no specific information, but referencing past email interaction with a chick named Kate S, who writes me from babygurl518@gmail.com. Kate sent me the following message (copied exactly, spelling errors included):

You Still There? (Kay from craigs ilst) Craigs Ilst? WTF! Is that like some alternative Craigslist? What have I been missing out on?

Hey what’s up, it’s Kay… You responded to my ad on Craigslist, & I
emailed you back, remember. No, no I don’t remember. I linked you to my profile on Snet, but
after a while, I started wondering why I wasn’t getting messages from
anyone new, I contacted their customer support, only to find out that I
had to have a paying membership for my profile to show up in their
search function. (I know, retarded! lol) Ya, totally retarded! I’m loling right now! So anyway, needless to say I
deleted my account, & found a site that doesn’t do that type of bs.
I understand this is alot of hoops to jump through to chat with me (It totally is, but somehow I think you just might be worth it!), but
if you’re still interested in getting to know me better, check me out &
send me a message at:
http://www-perfspot.com/specialK029
If not i understand..(Thats what I love about you, Kay. You are so understanding when dealing with online rejection)
Again I’m sorry about the singlesnet crap, & I’m just as pissed as you
are, trust me. :(
ttyl …(I hope lol)
- Kay

To which I crafted, and promptly sent, the following response:

Kay, if that is your name,

why can’t we just communicate via email, or, better yet, in person? Or why would I have to join a singles dating website in order to contact you, since you were able to send me an email from your gmail account just fine? Lets say, for the sake of argument, that you are not a spammer sending me a link to some scam dating site. That you are a real person who sincerely wants to talk to me, and get to know me. Isn’t the point of joining a dating site so you can actually meet the person and get their actual contact information? Well you obviously have my email address, which is a much more direct way to reach me than through a third party website.
“I understand this is alot of hoops to jump through to chat with me” – Hell, we both have gmail, right? Why can’t we just chat through gmail? Oh, thats right, I need to sign up for your god damn website to be able to learn more about you. Kay, I fear our relationship is already off to a troubled start. We can’t even decide on a good way to talk.
Question: Why the fuck would you think I would join this”perfspot.com” to contact you, instead of just replying to your email? Not mention, that if you actually ARE a scammer, and I were stupid enough to click on the link you have provided me, I’m pretty sure www – perfspot.com would not take me to any sort of website, rather a 404 error page. I mean, seriously, the basis of any good email based scam is providing me with a seemingly legitimate URL to click on before you steal my information.
God damn it Kay, you are obviously so new to this. I feel so sorry for you, I would like to help get you started in your new online dating scam career. I won’t put up any fight on this one, hell, I’ll just give you my social security and credit card numbers straight up. I mean, fuck you must be going hungry if you can’t get the fucking link right on your scam email. I am sincerely worried for your well being and livelihood in the online dating scam industry.
In other words, Kay…FUCK OFF.
Ian
oh, on the chance this actually is a hot blonde interested in meeting – disregard the above message and write me back :)

I am eagerly awaiting a response.

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    haha you’re so right on multiple complex levels…theres no reason to join a dating site if she already has your contact info

  • http://www.greggoconnell.com greggoconnell.com

    haha you’re so right on multiple complex levels…theres no reason to join a dating site if she already has your contact info

  • http://ericaputis.com Erica AP

    Haha… Funny shit!!!

  • http://ericaputis.com Erica AP

    Haha… Funny shit!!!

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    hahaaaaaaa I’m still waiting for a response…nothing yet but you can bet it will be posted when she replies!

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    hahaaaaaaa I’m still waiting for a response…nothing yet but you can bet it will be posted when she replies!

  • Melvin

    Yeah, I got this same message and was wondering the same thing. And no, I’m not gonna sign up for some website just to see your profile.

  • Melvin

    Yeah, I got this same message and was wondering the same thing. And no, I’m not gonna sign up for some website just to see your profile.

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    Haha – I totally agree. Plus, if she already had my email address…whats the point?

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    Haha – I totally agree. Plus, if she already had my email address…whats the point?

  • Melvin

    Before that email, I got this email also from her. This is also copied exactly with spelling errors included. I did a search on her AIM screen name “specialk8832″ and I came across another website and this same email that somebody posted on their blog…

    Hey.. sorry I didn’t get back to you right away..
    oh and before I forget.. if you tried sending me a photo I didn’t get.
    it might just be my email messing up.. I have problems with
    sending/recieving attachements for some reason.. Probably cuz computers
    HATE me! :( ..I hope thats not a sign lol.. anyway..just try sending it
    again or better yet send to my profile link below.

    I’m on my friends pc because they check our emails at work if we send
    too meny. So here I am, sitting at her house replying to
    craigslist emais (sad, I know) usually, I do most of my chatting on my
    blog cuz it’s not blocked at work, plus it’s like myspace but without
    the 14 year old kids lol.. so thats where you’ll find my bio plus I
    keep a photo journal of my (so-called) life.

    You should check it out, I’m not sure if you have to sign up to viewprofiles, I think so. Either way it’s free so whatever.. My profile
    link is http://musicksource.com/1/link.php?M=228523&N=91&L=3 or you can search for
    specialk802 once you’re
    there. They call me “K” or “Kay”, short for Kate which is my middle
    name. Don’t even ask me how that got started lol.

    Oh and pay no attention the the 3rd photo on the right. lol.. It was
    Hollaween I can assure you don’t usually dress like that haha.

    ANyway… send me a message once youre in, I hope I
    can talk to you soon!

    ps. if you have trouble finding me on Snet, write me back at
    this email & give me your profile name, I’ll be online tomorrow most
    likely to check it. Play nice and we can exchange cell #’s lol. btw my
    screen name on AIM is specialk8832.

    ttyl K.

    I was already signed up with singlesnet.com and I think that that website is the source of all my scam emails.

  • Melvin

    Before that email, I got this email also from her. This is also copied exactly with spelling errors included. I did a search on her AIM screen name “specialk8832″ and I came across another website and this same email that somebody posted on their blog…

    Hey.. sorry I didn’t get back to you right away..
    oh and before I forget.. if you tried sending me a photo I didn’t get.
    it might just be my email messing up.. I have problems with
    sending/recieving attachements for some reason.. Probably cuz computers
    HATE me! :( ..I hope thats not a sign lol.. anyway..just try sending it
    again or better yet send to my profile link below.

    I’m on my friends pc because they check our emails at work if we send
    too meny. So here I am, sitting at her house replying to
    craigslist emais (sad, I know) usually, I do most of my chatting on my
    blog cuz it’s not blocked at work, plus it’s like myspace but without
    the 14 year old kids lol.. so thats where you’ll find my bio plus I
    keep a photo journal of my (so-called) life.

    You should check it out, I’m not sure if you have to sign up to viewprofiles, I think so. Either way it’s free so whatever.. My profile
    link is http://musicksource.com/1/link.php?M=228523&N=91&L=3 or you can search for
    specialk802 once you’re
    there. They call me “K” or “Kay”, short for Kate which is my middle
    name. Don’t even ask me how that got started lol.

    Oh and pay no attention the the 3rd photo on the right. lol.. It was
    Hollaween I can assure you don’t usually dress like that haha.

    ANyway… send me a message once youre in, I hope I
    can talk to you soon!

    ps. if you have trouble finding me on Snet, write me back at
    this email & give me your profile name, I’ll be online tomorrow most
    likely to check it. Play nice and we can exchange cell #’s lol. btw my
    screen name on AIM is specialk8832.

    ttyl K.

    I was already signed up with singlesnet.com and I think that that website is the source of all my scam emails.

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    Fuckin scammers. As if finding a good chick to date isn’t hard enough. haha

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    Fuckin scammers. As if finding a good chick to date isn’t hard enough. haha

  • hank

    i frequent such sites as hookup.com, hook-ups.us, hookupshack.com and my personal favorite, sexy.fling.com.

    i’m not a man/guy/boy really looking for a long term intimate relationship, my level 55 undead rogue on kil’jaeden occupies all my spare time… but when my most primal of urges cannot be fulfilled with a latex glove and 3 ounces of lubriderm i tend to browse through said sites to find me what i’d like to call a troll.

  • hank

    i frequent such sites as hookup.com, hook-ups.us, hookupshack.com and my personal favorite, sexy.fling.com.

    i’m not a man/guy/boy really looking for a long term intimate relationship, my level 55 undead rogue on kil’jaeden occupies all my spare time… but when my most primal of urges cannot be fulfilled with a latex glove and 3 ounces of lubriderm i tend to browse through said sites to find me what i’d like to call a troll.

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    I’m a level 54 Paladin with +93 to Sweet. Perhaps we should quest?

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    I’m a level 54 Paladin with +93 to Sweet. Perhaps we should quest?

  • mk

    I got the same email.. joined singles net free. And then 5 days later I went to a rave with a random crazy chick. Also did the flingcom thing for free, low and behold I left a few clues for my fans to find me and some did. Most wanted to chage me for web cam, wtf! Though I had a blast with a discrete encounter. If you get scam mail, might as well take advantage of it… i never registered with the correct account name phone addy information.

  • mk

    I got the same email.. joined singles net free. And then 5 days later I went to a rave with a random crazy chick. Also did the flingcom thing for free, low and behold I left a few clues for my fans to find me and some did. Most wanted to chage me for web cam, wtf! Though I had a blast with a discrete encounter. If you get scam mail, might as well take advantage of it… i never registered with the correct account name phone addy information.

  • Russell

    I received a similar message. The email’s content, spelling mistakes, punctuation errors, and the fact she was emailing me from a different time zone led me to believe she’s probably a spammer and not too bright at that. Either way, I wasn’t interested.

  • Russell

    I received a similar message. The email’s content, spelling mistakes, punctuation errors, and the fact she was emailing me from a different time zone led me to believe she’s probably a spammer and not too bright at that. Either way, I wasn’t interested.

  • Melvin

    Fuck online dating (or maybe the problem is just with the girls here where I live–San Diego?). I’ve have at least 3 online dating accounts open and very little responses (read: scams) or none. No I don’t want to see you on your goddam webcam or go to a fuckin website, sign up, see your pics/profile when you could just email me. I had at least 6 accounts at the most. I have a chemistry.com account and not a single response. I’m glad I only paid for the 1 month membership. My opinion of women is getting lower and lower. (Or maybe I’m wrong and I’m just talking to bitches?) Well that’s my rant for the day. Thank you and good night…

  • Melvin

    Fuck online dating (or maybe the problem is just with the girls here where I live–San Diego?). I’ve have at least 3 online dating accounts open and very little responses (read: scams) or none. No I don’t want to see you on your goddam webcam or go to a fuckin website, sign up, see your pics/profile when you could just email me. I had at least 6 accounts at the most. I have a chemistry.com account and not a single response. I’m glad I only paid for the 1 month membership. My opinion of women is getting lower and lower. (Or maybe I’m wrong and I’m just talking to bitches?) Well that’s my rant for the day. Thank you and good night…

  • Melvin

    Was cleaning out my email today. Out of curiosity, I thought I’d post some of the email addresses I got from my online dating responses to see if anybody could tell me if any of these are legitimate… (name in quotation marks is the name that the emails were from, name in parentheses is their user name on another website). Also–pardon my ignorance–what are the signs to look for in the email to know that it is a scam or if it is legit?

    “amy tanner” “qtie Amy” etc.–passion70171amy@hotmail.com, amy172tanner@popmailnetwork.com, amytanner@starmailnetwork.com, meetings_amy085@hotmail.com, (pinkprincess)

    “SexyzKitty69″–ariannasanchez15429@gmail.com

    “Jenny Hansen8″–JennHansen8@mailsystemonline.com, (kittygirl)

    “Heather”–heather765@allwayswithyou.com, heather765@bestmailroom.com (satinlover221)

    bellastar@loventouch.com, bellastar@sweetyplace.com, @longinglove.com, @beginninglovecentral.com, @mylustseeker.com, @darlingsweet.com

    “Nicole Parker”–nicole212@secretdateconnect.net, nicole212@localsconnecting.com

    beatriz6075@gmail.com

    lovesomeprincess703@hotmail.com, sara2k05@hotmail.com, (sara2k3)

    stunningqueen1306@hotmail.com, lovesome32404princess@hotmail.com, (cindy2006)

    “Karen Lewis”–karenlewis5064@yahoo.com

    “Lauren_Thomas”–lauren_thomas7410@yahoo.com

    brenda_green877@yahoo.com

    “Brooke Collins”–brookecollins3269@yahoo.com

    Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

  • Melvin

    Was cleaning out my email today. Out of curiosity, I thought I’d post some of the email addresses I got from my online dating responses to see if anybody could tell me if any of these are legitimate… (name in quotation marks is the name that the emails were from, name in parentheses is their user name on another website). Also–pardon my ignorance–what are the signs to look for in the email to know that it is a scam or if it is legit?

    “amy tanner” “qtie Amy” etc.–passion70171amy@hotmail.com, amy172tanner@popmailnetwork.com, amytanner@starmailnetwork.com, meetings_amy085@hotmail.com, (pinkprincess)

    “SexyzKitty69″–ariannasanchez15429@gmail.com

    “Jenny Hansen8″–JennHansen8@mailsystemonline.com, (kittygirl)

    “Heather”–heather765@allwayswithyou.com, heather765@bestmailroom.com (satinlover221)

    bellastar@loventouch.com, bellastar@sweetyplace.com, @longinglove.com, @beginninglovecentral.com, @mylustseeker.com, @darlingsweet.com

    “Nicole Parker”–nicole212@secretdateconnect.net, nicole212@localsconnecting.com

    beatriz6075@gmail.com

    lovesomeprincess703@hotmail.com, sara2k05@hotmail.com, (sara2k3)

    stunningqueen1306@hotmail.com, lovesome32404princess@hotmail.com, (cindy2006)

    “Karen Lewis”–karenlewis5064@yahoo.com

    “Lauren_Thomas”–lauren_thomas7410@yahoo.com

    brenda_green877@yahoo.com

    “Brooke Collins”–brookecollins3269@yahoo.com

    Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    I don’t recognize any of those, but I’m pretty sure they are all spam. Anything with a link in it to some weird dating site or to any site you don’t recognize is most likely going to be spam!

  • http://www.techandtonic.com Ian

    I don’t recognize any of those, but I’m pretty sure they are all spam. Anything with a link in it to some weird dating site or to any site you don’t recognize is most likely going to be spam!

  • Bitter winter

    Hi. I hit the big 3-0 this year and still single. No time/not my thing to go to bars/ clubs. When I did go, I had bad luck. So then I tried online dating on a few websites. (Thought I’d get a better response.) I have an 8 rating on hotornot.com (and that’s not even a good picture) and am a paying member. Clicked “yes” to women that I’d like to meet (between ratings 7 and 9). I get no responses (Am I a hot troll? WTF?) or they click “yes” in return but don’t email me. (Hello?! That’s why I clicked yes to you in the first place!) I guess they don’t even want to be friends at least? Anyways, happy holidays to all and hope that you, at least, have found that special someone to love and be loved by, because I haven’t…

  • Bitter winter

    Hi. I hit the big 3-0 this year and still single. No time/not my thing to go to bars/ clubs. When I did go, I had bad luck. So then I tried online dating on a few websites. (Thought I’d get a better response.) I have an 8 rating on hotornot.com (and that’s not even a good picture) and am a paying member. Clicked “yes” to women that I’d like to meet (between ratings 7 and 9). I get no responses (Am I a hot troll? WTF?) or they click “yes” in return but don’t email me. (Hello?! That’s why I clicked yes to you in the first place!) I guess they don’t even want to be friends at least? Anyways, happy holidays to all and hope that you, at least, have found that special someone to love and be loved by, because I haven’t…

  • jk

    I feel your pain man. I tried hot or not too, and got the same results.

  • jk

    I feel your pain man. I tried hot or not too, and got the same results.

  • Giorgio Bogus

    Dudes-

    I moved to a small town in Oklahoma and noticed chicks here think they can hide behind the Internet when there are only 2 wal marts and about15 hamburger joints in town. Yeah, so I’m thinking, sign up for bogus dating sites to with bogus info and see how many locals I notice.

    What happens?
    Sara2k05@hotmail.com writes-

    Hey there sweetie. I was just browsing the site for someone to talk to and meet up with hopefully soon. Im kinda desperate actually lol. Would you be interested? If so, I say you contact me at Sara2k05 at m0c t0d liamt0h… (spell that backwards ;) )

    I hope to hear from you soon,

    Sara

    Hahahaha- let me tell you about my 500 word description of myself-

    The quick brown fox is a lazy dog

    over and over and over until I reached my 500 word minium. All other descriptors were marked “I’ll tell you later”.

    Sara has a neat topless pic, it’s really small and you have to be a paid member to see her profile. The broad won’t email back either, so she s definately a scammer.

  • Giorgio Bogus

    Dudes-

    I moved to a small town in Oklahoma and noticed chicks here think they can hide behind the Internet when there are only 2 wal marts and about15 hamburger joints in town. Yeah, so I’m thinking, sign up for bogus dating sites to with bogus info and see how many locals I notice.

    What happens?
    Sara2k05@hotmail.com writes-

    Hey there sweetie. I was just browsing the site for someone to talk to and meet up with hopefully soon. Im kinda desperate actually lol. Would you be interested? If so, I say you contact me at Sara2k05 at m0c t0d liamt0h… (spell that backwards ;) )

    I hope to hear from you soon,

    Sara

    Hahahaha- let me tell you about my 500 word description of myself-

    The quick brown fox is a lazy dog

    over and over and over until I reached my 500 word minium. All other descriptors were marked “I’ll tell you later”.

    Sara has a neat topless pic, it’s really small and you have to be a paid member to see her profile. The broad won’t email back either, so she s definately a scammer.

  • Anonymous

    haha at least you got a hot topless pic. all I got was a bullshit scam email! haha