The Gentleman Doth Protest Too Much

Tinder has continued to be full of previous disappointments and those that no doubt would be a future disappointment should I have chosen to meet them.

After some of my recent posts I had people email me or comment on the blog about me being too picky and like most women in Sydney, that I am looking for something that simply does not exist.

Someone wrote to me from a dating consultancy that claims highly eligible Sydney bachelors are struggling to find a lady here but when they open up their search overseas (and not to like Russia or something…), they are inundated with dates.

So obviously there is something wrong with Sydney women. It couldn’t possibly be that Sydney men are below par. Clearly all my sexy single women friends that are highly motivated, have a wicked sense of humour and great lives should think themselves lucky to go on a date with the bloke that looks like he hasn’t brushed his teeth since 1999, hates his job, whinges about it but does nothing to improve the situation and despite being pretty much middle aged, is still desperate for pay day to roll around each month.

Sure, I know you’re going to say that there are loads of decent guys out there that are not like that at all. But let me tell you, there are a shit ton of those losers and they are very active on dating sites!

And yes I do admit that there are some good on paper guys that I’ve met and they seem to tick the boxes, but when it comes down to it, I just don’t want them to tick my box so to speak. As shallow as it sounds, there has to be physical attraction and chemistry for a romantic relationship otherwise he is just like a girlfriend but with the opposite parts. Well that’s how it goes in my rule book anyway…

Recently I talking to a guy on tinder who looked like my type in his pics, sounded like my style in messages and seemed like he was ticking some boxes. When he asked for my number, I decided to ask him the usual deal breaker questions before moving offline.

This started with height. Absolute deal breaker for me. Yes, I remember that the Englishman was a little shorter than me and yes I remember I was really into him, BUT it was a brief dalliance so it remains untested if height would have become an issue down the track.

So I tell him that there are things I like to know before moving to chatting on the phone.  He seems keen to play and says shoot.

I ask him his height.

He responds 5’11”. Ok, not ideal. I do not consider 5’11” tall….

I respond saying cool I’m 5’10”.

And then it all turns to shit. His next message is:

“That’s great. But I’m looking for someone who likes me for who I am, not because I’m a certain height. You may call it practical but it comes across as superficial. Anyway, it’s a real turn off so I’ll respectfully pass on taking things to the next level”.

Hmmm sure as shit that man was actually about 5’7″.

Just imagine how he would have reacted on the 27th question when I asked for a pic of his teeth…..


  1. datingflops · September 15, 2015

    It’s rare to find a decent Sydney man who will go out to lunch or dinner. They all sound nice on paper, then start talking to them and all they have is sex on the brain or they are never online.

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  2. L. Rorschach · September 16, 2015

    A photo of his teeth. I am cracking up!

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  3. cotswoldsgirl · September 16, 2015

    5’7″ if not 5’5″…

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  4. All my summers · September 17, 2015

    So funny reading this. Guys on Tinder are the same all over the world. Always shorter than they claim and always older

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    • seriouslysingleinsyd · September 17, 2015

      I don’t know if that makes me feel better, or makes me despair more!! 😜


      • All my summers · September 17, 2015

        I deleted my Tinder app last week because I got so fed up. It’s terrible what’s out there including the spelling problems most of the guys have

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  5. BecHanson · September 18, 2015

    It’s the same in Melbourne, he wasn’t 5’10’ that ‘s online measurements, he would also have been older, heavier and probably couldn’t get it up either – not being negative, just saying…..

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  6. steffietopia · September 19, 2015

    I thought I was the only one in Sydney having trouble to find “the right” guy! Also, when they do tick all the boxes, then most of the time they don’t want a relationship! Happens to me all the time, no matter what age! Biggest box not ticked! Soo frustrating!!!

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  7. M · September 24, 2015

    I don’t understand why men lie about their height. This is suuuuch a big turn off! It’s not like they can fake being taller, we are gonna find out sooner or later. However, being 5’9, there’s one thing I learned this year: shorties deserve a chance. I was weak and slept with a short Peruvian (I met him in real life though, big difference!) and he gave me the BEST sex of my entire life. Now I’m addicted. But I think because of his height I really can’t see us married or in a serious relationship. Although I’m more comfortable than when we started hanging out last year, it still feels a bit awkward. And I just bought winter boots with heels. I guess I’ll have to end things before it starts snowing.

    I’m from Canada, thank you for making me feel like dating doesn’t just suck here!


  8. Missy · October 1, 2015

    Canberra. All of the above and either works in your building or the one next door . Upside – good teeth seems to be a ‘thing’ here ..


  9. subfeczo · July 28, 2016

    The issue is more than half of the online dating population lies irrespective of the gender. When it comes to the opposite side though the most common lie is weight, or figure. Ever since I had a few time wasters I do not consider anyone without a full figure picture. Either one is not comfortable with their looks or wants to hide something or just did not think about how a profile will be looked at, which is also a tell tale sign. Any picture taken from above, close up, in black dress: big red flag. Also what about people posting pictures of beaches, their dogs or whatever, not looking date a dog thanks 😉


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