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I won't say that what I wrote was "lies" because that's a little harsh and if I've learned one thing from my time with online personals it's that although truth be told, I've never really understood that expression. Online dating is one of those things nobody wants to admit to a natural proclivity for, or being an old hand at—like being an old hand at urine samples—and yet they are very much a form unto themselves, a species of fiction, really, wherein wannabe Romeos dash off lightly fictionalized, Gatsbyesque versions of themselves in a tone halfway between come-hither foxiness and plangent entreaty, as if forever posed in some doorway, blowing smoke rings and delivering unrehearsed zingers, before disappearing into the night to work in a soup kitchen or homeless shelter.I should have known from her statement that "feisty" liked to sing out of car windows, even when they were stopped at lights.At least it only got as far as one late-night telephone conversation that, after a few minutes of tedious verbal badminton, which I'm guessing to her ears sounded tricksy and sophisticated, I attempted to steer toward an exchange of more basic information. I was trying to make conversation, not win an Ivor Novello Award, is what I should have said.I'm a fervent proponent of good stationery." She said she was looking for someone who "helps old ladies across the street and roots for underdogs, who knows that love is a decision and a privilege and who forgives me for saying things like that on a site like this. We went on a date, during which I told her which bits of my profile were outright lies and which were not.You're nice to your parents, regardless of history. She laughed, not seeming to mind my weaseliness, but neither so enchanted with it that eventual disenchantment would provide us with some third-act plot complication.

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