“Ew!” I exclaimed, as I burst through the conference room door.
“What?” Archie was trying to enjoy a peaceful Bento Box lunch, away from the usual office chaos.
But I was having none of that.
“My post for tomorrow sucks!” I stared down at him, hands on hips. “It SUCKS!”
“Why’s that?” he asked and picked up a piece of sushi with his chopsticks.
I sunk into a chair across from him. “It just does.” I put my elbows on the table and rested my chin on my hands. “I’m supposed to be writing about getting a date online but when I started working on it – it’s basically the same post as ‘We’ll Say We Met At Starbucks.’ I mean, nothing has changed. NOTHING.” I looked at him in despair.
“What do you mean?”
“I mean, the profiles are the same, the guys are the same, it’s all the same. Everyone is still looking for someone attractive, intelligent, sexy, and adventurous, who looks good in both an evening dress, and jeans with a t-shirt. They themselves are still doing sports shirtless, traveling the world, being passionate about life, and loving to laugh.
“Who says that?” Archie asked with a scowl.
“Who says that?” I asked and raised my eyebrows at him. “Everyone. EVERYONE says that. Online, that is.”
“Ew,” he said.
“I know,” I sighed and sat back in the chair. “But you know what gets me the most about this time around? It’s that every guy, I mean every single guy, who I thought could be a potential, you know what their cut-off age is?”
He eyed me over a chopstick filled with rice.
“Thirty-six! THIRTY-SIX!” I bellowed. “And these guys, these guys are pushing fifty! It’s so ridiculous.”
“That is ridiculous.”
“It’s all so disheartening,” I said sadly and looked down at the table. “I’m not even coming up in their searches. I don’t even have a shot.”
“You know,” he said, chewing thoughtfully. “You look young. You could lie about your age.”
I looked up at him. “Noooo…I couldn’t…” I took a deep breath. “Could I?”
He shrugged. “I don’t know. It could help widen the net.”
“Huh,” I said and mulled this over.
“I mean,” he said under his breath. “Maybe not thirty-six, but…”
I frowned at him and then moved my gaze to the window which looked out at the gray skyline of the city. “Huh.”
“I love rice,” Archie sighed happily. “I could eat it alllll day.”
So, what do you guys think? Is it okay to lie about your age on a dating profile in order to attract more people? Even if you plan on telling them the truth later? Is all fair in love and war? Or, will lying set you off to a path of imminent destruction?
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For you, Archie.