Boy Party Snack Bowl: Who’s In The (Chex) Mix?

 

Intelligence Officer

The Stats
5’9  —  31  —  good user name

The Story
We messaged.  We texted.  There were outloud giggles.  We were planning to go out when he was set free from lockdown-at-Whistler-during-Olympics-for-work-as-intelligence-officer-aka-military.  Long story short.  He gets back to Van only to make the move to Squamish aka too big of a commute to date.  He’s a fitness buff.  Squamish is all mountains and outdoorsy.  He’ll be so happy.  We say our “too bads” and “adioses” via text.  I expect this is done.

He reappeared when I rejoined POF for the summer.  He messages something cute and that he’s still wondering if we should have gotten together over some wine.  I say I don’t drink wine but obviously yes.  He asks me out.  I’m busy I say, Maybe another time?  He’s not out this way all that much he says.  I make some jokes.  Now I know you’re just being honest about “not being in the area much” and girls (well at least this girl) do/does love the honesty…but you know what I really want to hear is that…”you’d gladly make the trip into vancouver to meet up sometime and see if the sexy witty repartee is all that its cracked up to be so far”…but I’m just sayin’ 😛  He says he most definitely would make the drive to see me and asks about schedules etc.

The Pros
We had what I believe (as I’m no longer committing to my not-in-person perception of banter) was excellent witty repartee.  He was funny, he was witty, he was sarcastic…did I mention you could throw a quarter at his body and it would bounce off it and hit you in the eye?  Plus military…hello manly!  He texted me this morning for some cute repartee.

The Cons
Red flag on the 5’9.  However, he’s super buff aka hyper masculine so that bodes REALLY well for him.  If he’s telling the truth (and not fudging a few inches…like you know who *cough* Tedski *cough* seriously why do guys not think we’ll notice?) he’ll still be taller than me by two inches.  He lives in Squamish.  But honestly for some good dating and some good loving I’m fine with an occasional killing of the ozone.

The Standing
We texted a couple times this morning and then after I said something it was like…silence…fucking Garbage Man all over again.  No worries.  I didn’t really care so I just carried on with my day.  Got a message later saying “sorry..fell asleep” (his day off guess he was lounging lol!).  I text no worries.  He texts Sorry talk later? I’m just heading out for a run.  So we’ll see what happens…

The Divorcée

The Stats
6’0  —  28  —  don’t get his user name (could be spelling error? could be something I’ve never heard of? who knows)

The Story
Plenty of fish.  Nothing much else to tell.  Nice guy.  No real chuckles.  Seems cool enough except.

The Pros
He’s tall.  His pics look really good though they’re all face shots with a webcam so it seems a bit of a crapshoot.  He knows what he wants out of life and has a plan to get it.

The Cons
He seems a bit trodden down and by that I mean.  He’s clearly got baggage from having gotten married too young and having it not work out, but that’s to be expected I guess.

The Standing
Everything was going great.  Then he messaged on POF that we should chat on the phone.  I’m busy last night so I say call today.  It gets a bit weird.  He asked what time.  I couldn’t really say, anytime I guess.  I said if he wanted a long call to call my cell and I would call back from my restricted home number but if he just wanted a quick chat my cell would be fine.  My tweet from earlier sums up what happened.

Guy…call me @ said time…Girl…ok.
Girl calls @ said time…line busy…This moment
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Normal Guy

The Stats
6’1  —  30  —  perfectly normal user name

The Story
I message him (balls of steel I know eh?).  He responds Hey your “Magical skills” definitely snagged my interest along with those sexy curves 😉.  Witty repartee.  Witty repartee.  We’ve only had a few messages so I can’t really say.  But I have a good feeling *crossies*

The Pros
Did I mention how normal he seems?  He’s tall, dark and handsome. *Yum.  Dresses in styles that I like, manly (plays hockey) yet cute (babysits sister’s kids), interesting career (legal), it’s all very good times.  Asks good questions (not always waiting for me to ask first).  Lives within a reasonable proximity.

The Cons
None so far.

The Standing
Just seeing what unfolds.  We haven’t had that many messages yet.

Slow (and Steady?)

The Stats
6’2  —  26  —  cheesy user name

The Story
He messaged me.  SMOKIN’ Hot body.  The first black guy since Mega Love ended that I’ve even been remotely attracted to.  (case in point for how easily my attraction to someone is controlled by my mind).  We started talking just before the vegas trip and then final final.

The Pros
He has an MBA (for those keeping score this might actually be THE FIRST person I’ve even talked to on POF with some higher education…hooray!).  Though he did attempt to explain what an MBA was to me (as if there are people who don’t know…yikes!).  He’s got a great smile, he seems fairly intelligent, and just a nice guy.  No hearty chuckles though.

The Cons
No hearty chuckles.  He’s a bit of a slow mover.  We’ve been talking for over 2 weeks now and I still think were not headed straight for a date asap.  Not a huge fan of slow and steady wins the race.  Gimme Gimme Gimme.  Also, I often ask about people’s past experiences on POF.  I want “ballparks” not “specifics”.  I just want to know that I’m not your first first date and blah blah blah.  He however, mentioned that he met and dated a girl from POF.  “Courtney” and him would still be together if she hadn’t moved to Toronto and he doesn’t do long distance.  Weird eh?  Not only do I not want to know that “location” was all that broke them up but do I really need her name…ick…but we’ll see lol!

The Standing
He’s pretty fucking hot…so I’m going to let Courtney slide and see what comes of it.  When I say buff I mean the dude is buff.  Plus if it turns out the MBA is not bullshit (who knows these dating days) then frankly I’d love a conversation that involved being able to talk about experiences of higher education.

PS…of the people who didn’t make the cut into this week’s recipe for party mix…I’d like to draw special attention to the 18 year old who has messaged me…wait for it…wait for it…Twice!  and to be clear this is creepy on so many levels but most of all
– he’s not even legal to drink…in Canada!!!
– he could potentially still be in highschool (vomits a bit)
– gross!
– his parents can thank my moral compass for their sons purity lol

 

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Victoria Young

Writer. Dater. Masturbator. Stop ruining my jokes by believing the self-deprecation. I am far greater than your boner will ever know.