Haiku adult dating
My wife and I embarked on a “Big May,” a shorter and less labor intensive version of a “Big Year” in which birdwatchers travel all over North America trying to count as many different species as they can in a year. Not bad, though the current North American Big Year record is 780 individual species.
My Life List, or list of birds I’ve so far seen and been able to ID, now stands at 111.
Name any group of individuals who may one day want to seek one another out for companionship and sex, and I guarantee there's already a dating site for them. I want to show you some of the most elegant, beautiful, mesmerizing, and excruciatingly painful morsels that I've come across during my last five years as an online dating consultant. So many that in 2011 I actually made a website dedicated entirely to those terrible messages. I also see a lot of GLORIOUS replies to the world's terrible messages. In my tenure, I've received fewer than 10 overtly sexual messages from non-spambot women.
But none of that really captures the magic of what I get to see on a daily basis. Add in something fun and unusual -- like a request for a nerdy biology joke in the form of a haiku -- and you'll be surprised at how willing potential suitors are to let their creative sides shine.
Crazy, I know -- but consider yourself lucky if you can get away with having just Ok Cupid, Tinder, and Bumble on your phone. I wish I had an easy answer for what it means to be an online dating consultant.
Actually, there are more than THREE THOUSAND dating sites and apps out there.
If that’s not enough to entice you, her new book is not only expertly witty, punny and gay, but it is filled with illustrations of (what else?
Not only did Anna begin dating Kelsey, an accomplished illustrator.“When Kelsey and I started dating, her famous internet cat knowledge was, shall we say, lacking,” Anna said. Around the same time as the Maru viewing, Kelsey had been making birthday cards for her friends that happened to involve lesbian cat drawings, which is where the cat tied to the bed and the cat holding a flogger images come from.
“She didn’t know who Maru was—the cat that dives into boxes—so I made her watch a bunch of You Tube clips. It crystallized for her that the illustrations should all be cats—not only because she found that idea hilarious, but also because of the cultural association between lesbians and cats.” but in the best of ways.
For that reason alone, May has held a special place in my heart for the last eight years.
Last year, though, May represented another new beginning for me: my love affair with birdwatching..