Things don’t always work out as swimmingly as they do in television commercials, and that’s especially true for online dating sites. For every success story, there are plenty of users that have poor or miserable experiences while attempting to find a mate. That’s certainly been the case for Charlie Sierra Bravo, a 49-year-old woman from San Francisco, and she recently shared her frustration with the online dating site Match.com in an online post.
As the Daily Mail reports, that would open up the floodgates, but it wasn’t from prospective suitors. She would receive a boatload of unsolicited advice from men that wanted to point out why she wasn’t having success.
“This is my last few weeks here. Hasn’t been much of a productive place for me to meet anyone interesting so I’m not going to keep flushing my $ [sic] down the can. Good luck to all of you!” she wrote.
One user that replied was named Matt, and he had some thoughts to share.
“Matt wanted to let me know the reason I wasn’t getting any dates was that I was too tall and too pretty. He also let me know that my profile was too intimidating,” Charlie explained.
Matt wasn’t done yet. He offered up even more unsolicited advice, but it seems like he had an ulterior motive.
“He also informed me, since he saw I was a skier, that he was sure guys would ask me out all the time on the ski lift, so maybe I should rethink my skiing outfits. He concluded his slew of messages with a final post imploring me to “suck it up” and go on a date with him already,” she continued.
While insulting the object of your affections is a popular approach on the grade school circuit, it generally doesn’t work too well once people reach adulthood. Charlie received plenty of other replies as well, but it sounds like she’s done with the whole online dating thing.
“I am happy as I am, and sure, I'd love to meet a great partner, but I'm also fine without a partner at this point,” she says.
Photo: Charlie Sierra Bravo/Sarah Lane Studios