The Twist is a provocative dance inspired by rock and roll music in the 1950s, with origins traced back to West Africa with its pelvic thrust movements and shuffling of the feet. Today most remember the twist as a simple dance catapulted to fame by Chubby Checker in the 1960s when he performed on The Dick Clark show American Bandstand.
I read his lengthy profile and decided to say “Hello” through the online dating site.
His personal response was even more elaborate: It included being humble and trustworthy and romantic and God fearing. He detested liars. He stated that the reason so many men and women don’t have success in relationships is because we are all concerned about our own personal gain instead of examining what we each have to offer in a relationship. He went on and on about growing together emotionally, spiritually and physically and so forth. Blah Blah Blah… “Yah, don’t we all know this?”
He was persistent in having me give him my email address so that we could further our communication offline. He claimed he was an engineer and in Nigeria working. BUT his writing was inconsistent in the English language. I figured he was a foreigner. What was he doing in Nigeria? I was a bit apprehensive.
My curiosity took hold and I did respond… via the site but his profile disappeared. The dating site posted a message saying the username “HEARTTOLOVE” did not exist.
No problem, I thought, I hadn’t invested any time in him. Maybe he found someone else who would fit into his dream world– in Nigeria.
Shortly thereafter, I received a direct message from another member on the dating site. She wrote” Be aware that ‘Hearttolove’is the name of a Nigerian scammer targeting women. He scammed me out of thousands of dollars. He calls himself ‘Twister.’This man is charming, sexy and good looking but the pictures are also stolen identity. Please do not send money.”
I greatly appreciated this woman from the dating site. She was playing the role I had played with Mr. Hustle. Her mission was to make other women aware that not everyone is looking for “true love.”
Many times I have been asked” How can you put yourself out there and not know what your’e getting into? My answer is always the same:
“Until you have walked in my dancing shoes, you’ll never know the task of finding someone to fill your loveless life. Hopefully you never will. So my uninformed friend stay content with your life and who you chose to be with in this life. If someday you find yourself in a similar situation…come to me and say “Ah! I understand.”
On to the next profile…
For more information and to follow Ann Reichardt be sure to read her first book ” The Dance Card” Looking For Love After Divorce. available on Amazon. com. Barnes& Noble, Apple itunes and Kindle.
Her follow up book “The New Dance Card” Looking For Love Online continues her journey in searching for that right partner in love and life.
“Life Is A Dance”
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