After posting the story of Jacob I had a friend call and say that he was concerned for my “singleness”. He expressed that he worries that because I have a full cup of “I don’t give a crap” and will happily bust out men via the web that I am in turn scaring other men off who might be interested out of fear that I will blog about them. I appreciate the concern. I may be single forever if that’s the case. And I’m ok with that. Because the man for me isn’t easily intimidated by me and knows that if he treats me right, I would have nothing but great things to say about him. I’m a lot to handle. I’m not for the weak. And I couldn’t be more proud of that actually. I fought like mad to get to where I am today. I am happy and my life is fantastic. There is zero reason for me to interrupt that with a relationship with anyone less than amazing and someone who will only amplify what I already have going.
ANYWAY! Just to show I am not a complete man hater :) if I’m going to bust a tool, I might as well also showcase some of the good ones I have come across. Now, allow me to introduce Mr. Cooper.
I recently met Aaron Cooper on a dating site. I can’t even remember how I came across him but I remember his profile being HILARIOUS. I love funny people whether we are a good match for dating or not. I am also finding more and more on the dating site that I am just happy to meet new people and have much more success with that than actually dating anyone on there. I could tell from his profile that he is more than quick witted and probably enough of a brat to keep me on my toes. Quite honestly it is just refreshing to come across someone who doesn’t take the dating site too seriously. Although his profile “about me” section was completely done in good humor, you could still sense by his photos with friends that he is at least somewhat put together upon first review.
Here is a small snipit of his online dating profile (read left to right, it’s worth it).
I wish I had our email correspondence to display here but since I am not active on that site any longer, I can’t retrieve it. I don’t know that it would have been that entertaining anyway. I think it went something like me messaging him telling him it was the best profile I had come across and that I was making him my next “dude of the day”. I’m pretty sure I also declared that we should be friends. Maybe it was more like begging him to be my friend but either way he seemed game so how it came to that doesn’t really matter. :) Side note – Dude of the Day is a group email that I send out showcasing some of the online dating’s finest profiles. And by finest profiles, I mean the lamest. I was excited to share Aaron’s profile as a twist to the daily email and show that maybe there is hope.
Aaron lives 3 hours away from me and for a host of other reasons the reality is we will probably never date. I think that has actually made it more fun to get to know him because there is no pressure of impressing him or trying to “woo” him with my charm. We have become Facebook friends and although I seem to be a bit more serious than he is, I love that our humor is in the same ball park. I wish I was as bold as him on some of my posts. When people comment to me “Oh Alicia you have no filter, your posts are funny, you’ll share anything” I want to say “oh, meet my virtual friend Aaron, I can’t hold a candle to him”. I would provide a link to his page for you all to go friend him too but he is on hiatus from Facebook until he loses 20 pounds.
Without senselessly rambling too much further, let me just say this about the great Aaron Cooper. He is beyond funny (just look at the pic of himself he is willing to post), easy on the eyes (in my opinion), has more charm in his pinky than the last 20 guys I have been out with, loves his children (and if I can tell how great of a dad he is thus far without even meeting him yet, imagine how great he must really be in person), isn’t too proud to write sappy things about his dad or other family members declaring his love, is real, has a great man voice (inside joke), seems to be kick butt at his job and loves it, and has been nothing but kind to me. Even past girls have rated him on the app LuLu with great reviews (yes, it’s an app that rates men. It’s girls only and highly entertaining). His conversations keep me on my toes and challenge me because none of my normal “tricks” or bs work on him. I am so happy to have his random chats throughout the day to get me through crazy work days and whether he knows it or not, just knowing him in this short time already and the way he carries himself in our virtual friendship makes me want to be a better person.
I am excited to meet him eventually in person and hopefully laugh as hard as I do now when I correspond with him (and for him to embrace being friends with a “big” girl and get a glimpse into life from a big girl dating perspective). I have recruited him to be “the guy side” of my book I’m hoping to finish in this lifetime and look forward to putting together “epicness” to share with planet Earth. I can already tell he is a heartbreaker and can’t wait to see him find the woman of his dreams!
Thank you Aaron Cooper for being a decent and funny human and giving the online dating world hope!