Oh god, here is the story. My wonderful Mom came down for a visit last week. My Dad was flying in two days later. She went to their mutual email account to find out what time his flight was coming in. Lo and behold there were a ton of emails from Match.com. So my Mom brings the computer to me and asks me what is all this about. I cringed. I died. I contemplated self-harm. How totally STUPID for him to set up this account on their mutual email address. So my Mom and I set up an account so we could read his page. Wow. Lies lies lies. He turns 80 this year and he claimed to be 65. He is 'separated', has two kids and would consider having more. Also he was looking for a woman between 35 and 55 (I'm the youngest and am 40, so he's really going young) His handle is so embarrassingly offensive I won't repeat it.
So, here is what I did. I contacted him. "It'sMissVixen2U". That should get his horny self going. I was not trying to set him up, I was just curious what he had to say. Or I am just the demon child from hell. Before you know, after maybe two emails, he goes blueballed sexual in his correspondence. I immediately tried to change the tone, which is odd when a Miss Vixen responds to someone whose handle refers to the size and girth of his penis. Now here's the problem. He won't let it go. I politely told him that I am really not interested, but good luck and goodbye. He is stalking me now on Match.com. He writes at least five times a day, it's just so awkward and sad. I called him up today as I was typing my response and after telling him in the email to focus on him saving his marriage and the love and respect of his children he abruptly ended the convo with me once MissVixen's email came through.
I know, it's so fecked up. I am disappointed in my Dad, number one because I am his best friend and confidant and he knows he can tell me anything and not be sneaky or dishonest. But secondly, for anyone who has experienced that heartache of finding out your spouse or partner has been cheating, you just don't see the person in the same way anymore.
I would never embarrass him or me by revealing this to him, but shouldn't I say something? Maybe allude to some random email from Match.com?
And tell him to knock it off. Oh, and my Mom is totally fine with this. She has always been repulsed by him and would love for him to have an affair so she can finally divorce him and walk away. I've been their marriage counselor since I was ten years old and understood their relationship.
Also, Miss Vixen is closed. I deleted the account ten minutes ago.
Should I randomly tell my Dad about the horrors of internet dating sites, the stalkers, the scammers? He plays this senile old goof who has no idea how to use a computer or to 'do the google' yet he's smart enough to set up a Match account and email me five times a day. I might just in a general way tell him that internet dating sites are never secure and you can and will be scammed.