So, I never actually met the Foot Fetish Guy; however, a lot of the online dating today starts with an initial texting communications. There is a reason a lot of dating stops there and never leads to an in person meeting. This is one example.
This blog post is unique as I have copied the content of our texts verbatim, with the exception of the personal identifiers.
Him: How are you today? I’m new to this and to California.
Me: Of the two, I prefer California over online app dating. Lol. Where are you from?
Him: Lol. From Cincinnati OH
Me: How’s California treating you so far?
Him: It’s great. This rain could stop, but it’s good for the state
He cares about the environment. That’s a good thing.
Me: So how was your weekend?
Him: Wasn’t bad. Wet lol. How about yours?
Me: Decent. Got a lot done yesterday. Now stuck at the airport waiting to fly home…ugh.
Him: From where?
Me: Sacramento. Just up for the day for a meeting.
Him: Cool. How long is that flight?
Him: I should tell you… I have a thing for cute feet. hope that’s not a deal breaker??
Okay. This is an odd thing to tell someone within about a dozen texts back and forth. Everyone has a thing for something, whether it be eyes, butt, or with this guy, feet. Maybe he likes seeing women in heels? Maybe I’ll give him the benefit of a doubt. Having been in gym shoes and running the last couple months, my feet were not sandal ready. I can’t just let this go though.
Me: Thanks for the warning… lol. It so isn’t pedicure season. Hahaha. So if my feet aren’t so cute, is it a deal breaker for you? Lol.
Him: Lol. No not at all
Him: And I bet they’re cute! (smiley face emoji)
I don’t respond further that evening. The creep factor is already setting in with this one. He texted the next day.
Him: How was your flight?
Me: Decent. Got in late and it had a lot of turbulence.
Him: Got ya. Sounds like you could use a killer foot massage!!? (smiley face emoji)
Here we go with the feet again… I try to hint that perhaps diving straight into the feet thing is not for me, but wouldn’t be opposed to meeting.
Me: Lol. Actually I could. Lol. Probably coffee or a cocktail first.
Him: Coffee sounds good!!
Him: I would give you an amazing foot massage. Suck your toes and make you feel incredible!!
Okay, so he didn’t take the hint. Time to be more direct.
Me: Let’s start with coffee. Lol. Hey, I’m going to be offline for the rest of the day. Will chat soon!
Him: Lol sounds good
Yep, not calling, texting, or chatting with him any longer. And I’m taking my feet with me.