So minimum message requirements have there place providing people don't find a way to 'cheat' them.
In my experience with online dating (yes more than a week, I've used other sites and apps), a conversation started with a hey type message never lasts more than 4 or 5 messages before it fizzles out.
Disclaimer: if you're a woman between the ages of 45 and 60, living in the Chicagoland area, and I popped up on your "Viewed Me" list, I'm sorry, really. I would like to ask all of my middle-aged online dating male and female compatriots a favor.
Please, let's rid our profiles of these overused phrases once and for all: glass-half-full, sensual, drama-free, and easygoing.
Said I was at the pub and it was clear I was being stood up. You have stood me up, only become interested when you discover I drive what sounds like an expensive car (its only an A class and is 13 years old), I have a life and quite frankly if you showed up right now you would be the laughing stock not just with myself but also with all the locals with whom I have just been having a good laugh. Ignored the flurry of text messages that then came through, showed them to my friends at the other pub and had another good laugh and a pint of Guinness.
People also say stuff that you just wouldn't say to someone in public.
Pets are cute though so I could look past that providing they actually have a few photos of themselves.
My answer to him was to go get counselling because I could help him with his obvious issues... When women have got dozens of those sitting in their inbox they can complain about what men send, even if what men are sending is dull at least they actually typed it. In the end I just sent a text asking why he didn't just ask me out (in the hope he would actually talk in real life as opposed to text). The two and fro went back and forth for about 2 months.Actually have got loads more but won't have a whole day to rant:(Had a message yesterday from some bloke I quite liked the look and sound of a couple of years back. Clicking onto profiles and finding seeing that there's nothing there of any note - just a couple of poorly written sentences or worse still, just a note saying something along the lines of "I don't make the first move so you need to contact me"...Only a couple of years back he was the same age as me.....suddenly most of his photos and he himself are 8 years older than me. I have no photos but still." I second the whole blank profile thing though, what's up with that? Aly's profile doesn't fit the above criteria for irritation - although I think I'd *personally* find the "you little b***h" slightly off-putting.