Asked by Ms. Webster:
He said he was an English teacher. We had similar tastes in books, literature and poetry. I could hardly wait for his next email; his way with words made my skin tingle. Sam was the first guy I had met online that seemed like a perfect match. No kids; me neither. We both went to the gym several times a week. He had several roommates and I had one. He played recreational basketball and I enjoyed watching it on TV. He smoked but was trying to quit. I had my last cigarette 3 years ago. But… he hesitated when I suggested a meetup?? I assume they are married when they put up roadblocks to an initial meetup.
My persistence sort-of paid off??? Sam was in prison, teaching English to his Spanish-speaking cellmates. He felt his personal information was spot-on accurate. I was repulsed. Online dating takes guts…but this ping-pong game of “getting-to-know-you” was more like an appendix attack.
Nurse Heartburn loves a good story but buyer beware!! Desperation can stretch honesty to nearly non-visible objects. I hope he snaps out of it.