Originally Posted by EL72
So you're an essentially shallow and superficial person for whom appearances matter far more than other qualities
He's not the only one. I "dated" a girl that was really not my equal in terms of dress and appearance, for many of the same reasons as he started dating pussycat. I'm almost embarassed about it now. It didn't go on for anything close to three years, but still...
My worst dating disaster was when a guy from school hooked me up with a blind date. I'm not sure where he knew the girl from but (and i haven't spoken to him since heh) she was described as cute, thin, blonde, and eastern european. I don't do completely blind dates so I asked for photos. The pics looked really good, we exchanged emails and I agreed to accompany her to a company xmas dinner. We were going to meet at a nice hotel bar so that we could talk first and then make our way to the dinner. At the last minute she changed the plans because her friends wanted bon jovi tickets and there was a giveaway at the hard rock cafe. I now had to meet her and four friends at the hard rock cafe.
So I got there and started to look around for her. Unfortunately, she spotted me first or I honestly would have bolted and made up some excuse. I almost cried when I saw her. I recognized her from the picture except she was about 20lbs heavier and had major skin problems on her face, which there was no sign of in the pics. I was horrified. She almost ran over to me in her excitement of seeing me and started saying how elegant I looked. I have to admit, I did look good :P Anyway, she grabbed me by the arm and said I had to register so that I could help them in the draw. This delayed sitting down at a table with her so I agreed. What's worse, they were filming the giveaway and I was to be right in the center. I angled my chair as much as possible away from the announcer and the film crews. The whole time I was thinking "god I hope nobody I know sees this." Then her friend won a ticket... I just wanted it to be over. After her friends took off I had to tell her that I wasn't going to be up for dinner and that I'd developed a sudden headache. I was embarassed to even be standing beside her. If she was even average looking I could have dealt with it but she was fugly.
Based on that experience alone, I will never even consider internet dating. Low-res camera phones are going to make things even worse.