Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Dating Game: Widower Edition

the dating game

Let's pretend you are a 30-something year old chick that has reluctantly poked her toe into the on-line dating pool. And you keep getting interest from 35-45 year old eligible bachelors that are ALL listed as widowers. Let's say there are a dozen or so widowers that might want to date you. What do you think as you consider each one?

A) Oh, it is so sad that his spouse died. Just horrible. I feel terrible for him.
B) Is that whole widower thing for real, or a ploy for sympathy?
C) I wonder if he killed his wife.
D) All of the above.

And, just for shits and giggles, look who was on The Dating Game way back when:

43 comments:

Bathwater said...

I'm thinking why didn't I kill my ex-wife when I had the chance.

errr...D all the above.

Kitty Stampede said...

they're all Widowers??? wtf..thats a little nuts. I would def be thinking all those thoughts..haha..
and Oh Arnold...

i sent you a little email about the job...not so good...you didn't get it??? weird.

Tia said...

all of the above, with an emphasis on him being a possible crazy that has his wife buried in the back yard. Or in the freezer.

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

a & b? this reminds me of the school quiz last evening. sometimes having more choices really doesn't help... not doing me a favour, nope.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Waaaa? They are all widowers? WTF? Perhaps they are all actually the same dude (who definitely killed his wife) with lots of aliases. He's a serial killer trolling for his next victim.

I freaking love the dating game! Disturbingly classic. "You get smaller as you go down" HA!

Iva said...

D! For sure D. I mean really C is totally OUT THERE but it does totally 'make you go HHHMMMMM' {yes read it like I just sang that...but in tune ;) } teeheee!! {oh and sorry for using 'totally' twice in a row, sounds weird rereading it lol.} oiy the dating game. literally. oiy. you are completely PRICELESS DROLLGIRL!!! PRICELESS! hilarious!

I'll have to watch this clip later!!!

Raina Cox said...

I call bullshit on at least 10 of them. Ask that a wedding picture and death certificate be produced at the first date (in a very public place).

bananas. said...

All of the above.

Widowers freak me out...so does online dating but you already know that.

Keep it safe my friend. I worry about you and these online daters. I do, however, approve the dating game show. Ha!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

all of the above!
This reminds me of school QUIZ dayz~ trauma3x!!!

uglygirl said...

Maybe you just have the kind of profile that's comforting to a widower.

Dream Sequins said...

That's SO random, girl. Have you been going on any fun dates so far? Will you dish the scoop or what??? :) PS Arrrrnohld!

Trixie said...

I want desperately to say something negative about his governorship but I'm too tired to be clever.

Oh and D

:)

Ela said...

So...hypothetically...I think you should weed out the ones that look creepy. Though I'm guessing you already have....
I must say, I know a few couple of widows/widowers who have remarried...and they're all normal. I promise :)

Always go with your gut, my drolly :)
xo

Jill said...

D...I don't think I could get involved with a widower. Too much psychic baggage...and possible hauntings!

Karisa Tells All said...

Hey I just found your blog and I LOVE it! It's weird that all those widowers like you--maybe there's something about you that attracts them. I would probably only think option A, but now that you mention it, All of the above!

Brooke said...

I'm definitely thinking "all of the above". I'm also thinking, "Does he even know what a widower is? Or, is there some epic fail of the English language plaguing men on dating websites"...

Georgina said...

That episode of the Dating Game just always creeps me out. Blergggh! And as for the widowers, I'd be a bit skeptical. Good God, let's hope women our age are not dropping like flies these days. - G

Andhari said...

ALL THE ABOVE :D

...love Maegan said...

C. ...yes, definitely C. is the first thing that comes to mind. lol. and then, B. because, really?



...these comments are HILARIOUS!

Dancing Branflake said...

Haha! Labe: Clearly Inappropriate. You crack me up!

~KS said...

Widowers??? Wtf?? For real... hmmm... I've been contemplating the online dating thing but perhaps.... not so much.

ASSHOLE BOYFRIEND said...

uglygirl said "Maybe you just have the kind of profile that's comforting to a widower." What exactly do you have in your profile drolldoll? "I love to wallow in a deep bleeding mourning of lose and walks on the beach?"

Lynn said...

ooooooooooooooo, the governator!

Caroline said...

OMG...please no... The widower thing is kind of scary...the first thing that popped into my head was wife killer...yikes!

frenchie said...

the widower thing is total BS.
in real life, how many 35yo widower do you know. or have met. or heard of. exactly!!!
it's lame guys! i'll give you one tip. don't start BSing the gal even BEFORE you met her!!

(Brooke...love your comment!!)
drollgirl...love & hugs to you darling.

CAPow! said...

creepy!
definitely all of the above!

blueviolet said...

Ummm...this 30 year old needs to get her toe out of that pool and try another one. ;)

the spectator said...

I was just looking at Ivana. Is that really her? She has got the 'Demi' look - she doesn't look like herself anymore.

Chessa! said...

yowsa...ALL of them are widowers?
on one of our first trips together my husband and I sat next to this guy at a random lunch in Venice,Italy and he struck up a conversation with us - 6 minutes into it he went to the men's room and my husband, then boyfriend, and I decided that he definitely killed his parents and ate them. hey, when you know you know. we are very perceptive...can you tell the freakiness from the profile?

Elle said...

When I don't know the answer, I always go for All of the Above!!

Thanks a bunch for the kind comment you left on my blog over at Kirsty's spot :)!!

Gabby said...

Oh holy wow, Asshole Boyfriend's comment is hilarious. :) Um yeah, but I seriously cannot believe they are all widowers. Why would they think that's attractive? Ugh. Creepsters.

Diana said...

I really hope they are not doing it for sympathy, that's horrible.

Ok, the dating game creeps me out now because of that dating game killer that just convicted. aaaaand the governator was on it? oh my...

Asylum Dolly said...

You crack me up :D

I must agree wholeheartedly with Raina Cox's comment up there!
i'm a very paranoid person, so ALL of those thoughts would've occurred to me too!

Oh god, Arnold Schwarzenegger is so dumb and gross isn't he?! How did he become a politician???

Alisa said...

Arnold, yikes!!

Kristin said...

I'm a paranoid all of the above kinda gal.

alissa said...

i wouldnt know what to think! how can that many guys be widowed at such a young age? i mean i know things happen - but i would think you'd see like one on there. hmm
also, i wrote windowed. and that made me giggle.

Alicia said...

holy freaky...i'm gonna have to go with d...tad bit freaky. and i'm just glad you posted the governator on the dating game and not that soft core porn crap he did...talk about freaky.

Vint Junky said...

Haha, probably all of the above!

xxx

SabinePsynopsis said...

D!!! But how cute is Arnie? A friend of mine once met him in a shop and noticed that he was actually quite a small guy.

creative kerfuffle said...

mmmm, i think i'd have to go w/ all of the above. how can they ALL be widowers? was there an epidemic that only wiped out women that we didn't hear about?

Claire Kiefer said...

I feel bad for finding this post funny! Not sure what's up with the young widowers . . . do they post a story, or do they just announce their status like it shouldn't encourage curiosity? Also, I hate seeing that gross governor on the dating show. Ugh. No love for him from me!!

Phoenix said...

Woah. Um. Widowers? Really? I'm not even sure I want to deal with that level of grief on a first date when I'm just trying to eat a burger and fries without it exploding over my cute top... people dealing with the stress of a death of a spouse might be a little too much for some of us.

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

All the above... tread lightly with eyes wide open..