I live in Minnesota. My friends are divided, and I am torn. Ask Amy: Online date's 'Fargo' accent hits a sour note.
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But when everyone in North America starts to sound like a news anchor, we will have lost something important, not to mention charming. Write to Ask Amy, P. BoxFreeville, NYor askamy amydickinson.
As someone whose own accent arguably resides within the "Fargo" spectrum, I fail to see what is so awful about this, although you obviously find this or maybe any other than your own "no one would guess where I was born" accent grating.
Is it kinder to leave the ladies wondering, or to let them know directly that I am definitely not interested?
Because your friend brought this up before you two spoke, you have to assume that his accent has been a factor in other encounters and relationships, leading one to assume that he might already be working on it. Or do I just have to take it or leave it?
Who wants to wake up to an inbox full of detailed rejection notes? I came from a rural area in Wisconsin, and the first thing I worked on when I went off to college was the sloppy diction, etc. He is sweet, honest, good, kind and unspoiled, and we had a very nice, fun time during the weekend he came to my town to visit.
For an expert's opinion on this, I shared your letter with Bela Gandhi, a dating coach and founder of Smart Dating Academy in Chicago smartdatingacademy. I responded, "Oh, you don't sound like the people in the movie 'Fargo,' do you? Make sure your photos are current and show you at your best: Well-dressed and smiling, with head shots and body shots.
He lives in northern Michigan. Can I ask him if he'd be willing to work on his accent?
I always answer all responses, and I am always polite and try to let these women know that I am not interested in dating a large woman. She says, "The rules are totally different in online dating.
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My profile is very specific about my eating and exercise habits. I recently met a wonderful man through an online dating site. My issue is that I used to be quite obese, and since my wife's death, I have shed pounds and gotten my life back.
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Also, make sure your online profile essays reflect interesting and fun specifics about yourself, not just eating and exercise habits. Most of the responses I have gotten are from ladies 10 years either way of my age and from ladies the size I used to be. I have lived that lifestyle and do not want to go back.
The nice thing about the initial stages of getting to know someone is that you can raise these obvious issues and use your discussion as a way to further your understanding of the person.
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I know that we should each look to the person inside, but if there is no initial attraction, there is no initial attraction. But please remember that the content of a person's character will always be more important than his pronunciation. Now, no one would guess where I was born.