<$Susan Goodwill$>

Thursday, October 19, 2006

A Rose by Any Other Name?

My friend, let's call her Lila, has been dipping her shell-pink pedicured toe in the murky waters of online dating. She hopes to find a nice guy. A happy guy. Someone who is fun to be around.
We all know dating isn't easy.
It can be frustrating.
It can range from fun to boring to just plain weird to some guy who thinks he's Woody Harrelson in Natural Born Killers.
So, "Lila" talks to this guy via e mail a few times. Let's call him "Ralph." They Instant Message back and forth.
Yada, yada, yada, you knowthe drill.
So. Ralph tells her he's 6'2", muscular, loves women with meat on their bones, lives in her area, and did she want a pic of him?
My friend says "why sure," and begins sorting her pictures of Raquel Welch in One Million Years BC, Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, and Jane Fonda in Barbarella to find the appropriate one of herself to reciprocate.
This is the picture Ralph sent her.
I don't think he looks 6'2," do you?