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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Beating a dead and lonely horse

Apparently, when you send out too many ignored IMs to women, Jdate decides to hit you when you're down with the following automated message:

"You have reached the maximum number of missed IMs. Your IM to user ****** could not be delivered as an e-mail because you have reached the maximum number of missed IMs that may be sent in a 24-hour period."

Translation: "Asshole, why'd you waste another $39.99 to be ignored by women for another month? Haven't you been humiliated enough? DO YOU HAVE SOME KIND OF LEARNING DISABILITY???!!!!"'

I guess I do, but it's one of those disabilities that I was able to get away with for a while until it got out of hand. Kind of like Theo on "The Cosby Show"....only there's no warm and fuzzy ending, or a laugh track here. Just utter humiliation.

I'm putting myself on a schedule, though. I'll only go on twice a week until the membership runs out. That plan should last until I'm done posting this blog entry.

13 comments:

ken said...

they told you to walk away, but you couldn't listen.

Dori said...

Could there be something unintentionally off-putting about your profile? Maybe it doesn't convey your wit and intellect? It seems odd that you'd be declined so often given how well you come across on your blog. Have you asked a female friend for feedback?

Shoshana said...

I think you might be dealing with an addiction here. The first step is admitting that you have a problem.

Marc F. said...

Dori, my profile is as witty as they come. I assure you. I have male friends who have the most generic and lame profiles, and whose pics are nothing special, who do amazingly well on that site. So it's a mystery to me.

Shoshana, I admit I have a problem. Is there a Jdaters anonymous meeting you can direct me to? I'm familiar with the blog by that name, but there are no actual meetings where I can get up and say, "Hi, I'm Marc and I'm addicted to Jdate."

Shoshana said...

Hmm, I'm currently unaware of such meetings, but there definitely should be. It would probably be a great place for you to meet women ;)

Hilary said...

Welcome back...everyone always makes a return visit.

Limey said...

Why dont you start a virtual meeting
Jdaters anon online!
(and charge 39.99 per month to join)

Isaac said...

Eat the $39 and just stop going on at all. You'll save thousands in therapy for less then 40 bucks.

rebecca said...

Oh, Marc, I used to feel your pain; remember, it took me 10 YEARS on JDate and other various dating websites to finally find Mr. Right! Had to suffer through many countless lame first-dates and three failed relationships (one was 13 months, the next 4 months, the third 3 1/2 years!) before I met the best boyfriend I've ever had (seriously!). We've been together 10 months, moving in together at the end of September. Please be patient with yourself, she's out there somewhere, but it will take time to find her (hopefully not 10 years)!

Matthew said...

How many ims do have to send to reach the limit?

Marc F. said...

There's no limit on IMs, but if a woman doesn't respond to you and you close the dialogue box, the IM gets sent to her as an email. There's something like a 35 email a day limit to prevent spam....or in my case, excessive humiliation.

Matthew said...

35 emails? Umm...That is ALOT!!! Are that many women worth sending IMs too? Well good luck on the 12 Step Program. Love the blog. Got all my friends that are on Jdate reading it.

Marc F. said...

It's a volume business, man. Are they WORTH sending IMs/emails to? Probably not, but you just can't sit around and wait for them to email you because they rarely do. But thanks for the support.