False Starts

Well, that was disappointing.

47, Knock Out Guy with Stunning Smile
We have a perfectly pleasant conversation, take a day off, and the following morning I open the app to a message: “Hey, I’d like to meet you in person.”
”Thanks for asking! How about Saturday in Chinatown?”
His profile disappears.

65, Maybe Retired?
Writes me a very long note, presents himself as a hyper-literate guy. Closes with a quote from Ken Kesey. Only it’s not Kesey, it’s Vonnegut. So it goes.

44, Hipster Single Dad with Two Young Daughters
Really want to be upfront with you that I am not really looking for a relationship. I am looking for someone who sparks a fire in me. Someone I am so attracted to that I can't keep my hands off her and she is the same for me. A deep primal intimate connection. I am extremely attracted to you and I just had to let you know that I am here if you ever want an amazingly satisfying intimate relationship I would do whatever you wanted to satisfy you. I do apologize if this is too forward.”