Rejection. Online Dating and the Democratic Primaries

So a few weeks ago I joined Nerve.com and I have to say that so far I’m impressed with the selection. I’ve been exchanging emails with some interesting guys and one of my Nerve boys asked for my email address. We were having technical difficulties with Nerve so I gave him one of my email addresses. The one that doesn’t show my actual name so he can’t google me and get too much info about me. So we exchanged some emails, discussed some politics, and this led to my first online rejection. The best part of this rejection? It had nothing to do with looks, but it was over political candidates. And I wasn’t rejected by a conservative, but by another liberal. So I figured I’d share. (To protect his identity, I deleted his email address and his last name.)

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 4:22 PM, Michael F <@gmail.com> wrote:

So, did it work or what?
[NOTE: Before dedicating the time and energy to painstakingly craft yet another in a series of the best-written emails you’ve (n)ever read, I’ll wait to hear back from you to confirm that you actually receive this and that correspondence may proceed normally.]

–Michael

P.S. Please… and thank you. 🙂

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On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 6:31 PM, Eliza <elizainhollywood@gmail.com> wrote:

It worked it worked

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On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 5:12 PM, Michael F<@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey Eliza… Hope you’re having a great week. It’s been crazy on my end, so I apologize for not writing back sooner. I’ve got a Monday deadline for a film project I’m working on, so I’m a little focused at the moment.

In the meantime, given your interests, I thought you might like to check out some digital shorts I recently released (www.youtube.com/xxxxxxxxx). I’m in the process of repurposing them for the election, but you’ll get the picture. Once you get a chance to take a look, lemme know whatcha think.

So… Barack or Hillary?

–Michael

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On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 8:22 PM, Eliza <elizainhollywood@gmail.com> wrote:

Absolutely Hillary

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On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 9:50 AM, Michael F<@gmail.com> wrote:

Oh no…

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On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Eliza <elizainhollywood@gmail.com> wrote:

Oh yes. And you can read all about my pro-Hillary opinions and get a sense of where I stand at http://www.elizainhollywood.com

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Michael F to me
show details Mar 29 (3 days ago)

Well, you certainly are all about your pro-Hillary opinions, aren’t you! 🙂

Given that my opinions of Hillary (NOT women in general) are the polar opposite of yours, I’m thinking the match is probably not made in heaven in this case.

I wish you the best of luck with your blog and online dating…

–Michael

I think I’m a little shocked that someone rejected me because I’m supporting Hillary and not Obama. I haven’t responded to Michael F. I didn’t think his last email deserves a response. I’m scared to think what his opinion is of Hillary Clinton if his opinions are the “polar opposite” of mine. Does this mean he doesn’t respect her, doesn’t think she’s smart, hardworking and very capable of the job? He can hide behind the pretense that his opinion is NOT of women in general, but I think a lot of men have a problem admitting that they’re not supporting Hillary because they just don’t want to see a woman in the White House. (Unless of course she’s cooking and cleaning or taking on some other types of support function.) And of course, a lot of these men find it really convenient that there’s a black candidate they can support so this will make them seem like they’re open minded. I’m not saying this is the case with all, or most, but many.

So Michael, you’re right. This definitely is NOT a match made in heaven. I prefer men that are man enough for me. The kind that don’t think of intelligent and ambitious women as something to be feared. The ones that aren’t intimated by brains. Good luck to you.

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8 thoughts on “Rejection. Online Dating and the Democratic Primaries

  1. hm. the quickness to dismiss any chance of a great relationship seems…suspicious. like maybe he really doesn’t have a great reason and your political opinion about Hillary is like someone just finding any reason to end something…its like he’s saying, “What?! You don’t like cheese?! it’s never going to work!”

    you’re better off.

  2. I don’t support HRC because I don’t like her foreign policy record. Ruling out a potential relationship over it is a bit bizarre, though.

  3. Some good insights on this site…right now I have a question on this subject since I am working on a book modern dating and how to get a girlfriend in the modern world. I’d love to ask for your advice on this new trend of men learning how to pick up girls, and I’m curious whether that stuff is actually effective? Can any recommend “pickup expert” out there who can actually teach guys to pick up women?

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