I swear I never have even the slightest hint of problems with my Internet except for when attractive, interesting women send me instant messages on JDate. It’s almost like the exact moment a beautiful woman types “Hi” that some higher dating authority decides to mess things up. I’m not joking, the last three times that a woman I was interested in talking with has instant messaged me, my Internet has inexplicably started freaking out.

Last night, out of the blue, an attractive 29-year-old blonde instant messaged me while I was reading a few emails and generally scanning the site. However, once I was connected with her and we began talking, my Internet decided to be a jerk. After only a minute or two of talking my connection started going in and out, which made it difficult to respond and know which of my responses were getting through to her. I tried to close and then reopen our chatting window but it was taking me forever to connect with her again.

Once our conversation finally resumed she suggested that we try talking over gchat since maybe my computer was having issues synching up with the JDate messaging system. This seemed like a good idea so I logged onto gchat and attempted to invite her to chat, but it just wouldn’t connect. After unsuccessfully trying several times to get the program to work I gave up on trying to make the conversation happen.

After the incident I was obviously frustrated since, due to how casual online dating is for some people, I didn’t know if I’d get the opportunity to talk with her again. This morning I have been trying to figure out what the best method to try to contact her would be and what to say, however I don’t think it really matters that much. In the end people either understand or they don’t, and this dictates whether or not they are willing to give things a second chance. Hopefully my run of bad luck with instant messaging is over, but if it’s not maybe this time I’ll get lucky in spite of everything and figure out a way to get a second chance with the woman from last night.