Online dating - 'No brats in tow please' from a mid-40s male. Seriously??

(179 Posts)
Mendi Thu 04-Apr-13 20:02:53

The following from the Match.com page of a slightly pudgy, looks 45-years old plus loser '42 year old' 'commodities trader':

'I'm looking for fun/ friendship/relationship, but am looking for an independent woman who can do 50:50, especially financially. No freeloaders please. No 'worn the t-shirt' types (but who've still failed to learn from mistakes & blame everyone else, but themselves). No 'free dinner/drink ticket' types. No 'baggage/brats in tow' types (do you really think a man wants someone else's mistakes or left overs to bother with? Get a reality check, pleaze). And no 'cheap easy trashy commodity' types. I could go on, and lament sometimes. Just someone who is honest and down to earth, but has moderate style, finesse and poise (plus can pay her own way in life, or did I already say that. Lol). Simple basics can go a long way. '

I have only dipped my toe in the water of OD and already realised it;s not for me. All blokes who expect your knickers to drop off at the mere prospect of hooking up with him, or like this guy, sort of 'don't bother me if you have ANY baggage at all' even though at my age I must surely reasonably expect that any woman of appropriate age will have at least a failed relationship or a kid or two.

'No baggage/brats in tow types (do you really think a man wants someone else's mistakes or left overs to bother with?...'

What a charmer.

Gossipmonster Thu 04-Apr-13 20:04:56

Clearly new to online dating. Ignore and move on there are plenty to choose from smile

Vicky2011 Thu 04-Apr-13 20:04:57

Well, in his defence, he has saved any sane woman the bother of getting in touch

ChasingSquirrels Thu 04-Apr-13 20:05:30

stops the game playing though - he doesn't get intelligent women, intelligent women don't get to waste their time on him - win/win!

sapphirestar Thu 04-Apr-13 20:06:57

I...er...um...just shock

I think I'd meet him just to give a good slap for calling my dd a mistake or a leftover.

I'm irrationally cross at this, how very fucking DARE he??!!

BigGiantCowWithAKnockKnockTail Thu 04-Apr-13 20:07:04

Wow, he's a catch. ANd what Vicky said

Mendi Thu 04-Apr-13 20:07:48

The best bit is that he says he's a 'commodities trader'. And is '42'. I know plenty of traders and all of them over the age of about 24 couldn't give a toss about the financial status of their potential girlfriends - because they're very well paid! So long as the girlfriend is good looking/intelligent/a bimbo who hangs on their every word (delete as appropriate), they don't care!

Mendi Thu 04-Apr-13 20:08:39

Don't know if this will work but here he is the knobhead

Softlysoftly Thu 04-Apr-13 20:08:44

That's shock he can't spell please!

AnOeufUniversallyEggnowledged Thu 04-Apr-13 20:09:21

He's posted it as a joke surely? (Not that it's funny! )

CruCru Thu 04-Apr-13 20:09:58

He's done you a favour. You'll leave that one where he is.

Link just takes you to the main page. sad

PeneloPeePitstop Thu 04-Apr-13 20:11:05

Mmmmm whatta catch...

thebody Thu 04-Apr-13 20:11:05

Hilarious sense of humour perhaps?? Or maybe not!

chimchar Thu 04-Apr-13 20:12:19

Ooooooh. He sounds like a complete twat.

Maybe hes a really lovely genuine guy, but he's had a bet with someone that he will never get a date on tinterweb, and he had to sabotage his own advert to win the bet? grin

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Thu 04-Apr-13 20:12:23

I just can't understand why he's still single!

KatyTheCleaningLady Thu 04-Apr-13 20:13:47

I always had a rule of avoiding anyone with anything negative in their profiles. Even if it only said "no game-players, please."

Negativity of that sort if a huge red flag and I move on.

That man has more baggage than a bellhop.

chimchar Thu 04-Apr-13 20:13:51

Link to the main page for me too. There will be a load of threads from dhs tomorrow saying "my wife has been on a dating website....when i confronted her, she said it was a link on mn sad"

AmberLeaf Thu 04-Apr-13 20:13:59

Who would reply to that?

redskyatnight Thu 04-Apr-13 20:14:00

Well I actually know a couple of women who would probably find this refreshing and honest and might well reply. They are ones who don't have children or any desire to have any and don't enjoy spending time with others' children. I'd say this isn't too bad for on-line dating - he's absolutely up front about what he wants. I'd rather that than waste my time answering as a single mum.

MadameOvary Thu 04-Apr-13 20:14:22

"Commodities Trader"
Bahahahahahah.
His specialist "commodity" is clearly sewage...

ChasingDogs Thu 04-Apr-13 20:15:13

Meh, if he can attract a woman with that mass of unresolved issues they deserve each other.

Sunnywithshowers Thu 04-Apr-13 20:15:24

What an absolute prize... arsehole.

OD isn't all bad - I met my DH on Yahoo dating. And he's nothing like that bell whiff.

SirBoobAlot Thu 04-Apr-13 20:15:32

I just can't understand why the women aren't fawning over him...

Goodadvice1980 Thu 04-Apr-13 20:16:27

Try another link OP, I can't wait to see what this tosser looks like!

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