This one looked amazing.
I bookmarked her profile and fired the first shot: "Bonjour ! I read your profile and think we might get along; want to grab coffee some time next week?"
No response. Wait one day. Second shot: "Perhaps I can tempt you with some pastries instead? I know of place with fruit tarts, chocolate pies, and macaroons. :)"
No response. Wait one day. Third attempt: "Fine, if you don't like coffee nor pastries, we can do tea. How does tea sound?"
Her: "You're confident, I like that. Tea sounds good :)".
Bingo. But I wasn't confident. I was automated.
Normal dating was a nightmare so I hacked it
I'm a fat, bald, short guy whose only quality is that he isn't an ax murderer. I want to find The One -- the special relationship that will last many years and multiply happiness. But I'm bad at small talk, and make things awkward by jumping too fast into intellectual conversations. Last year, my girlfriend and I broke up. The love wasn't there anymore. Since I'm 31, and eventually want a family, I figured I'd better not procrastinate. I needed to be serious about dating.