"one thing i try to do is hold chivalry to it's highest standards, even though it seems that in this day and age it's is something that is dyeing out among my pears and fellow man."that's... a lot of spelling and grammar issues in one sentence. i know my anonymous commenters will show up now to inform me that i'm shallow and a horrible person and whatnot, but... seriously. i don't even care. i recognize that it's a personal problem, and that i'm limiting myself due to my superficial blah blah blah, but... i don't know. i have to have set my standards somewhere, right?
similarly, i starting exchanging emails with another guy who i was pretty sure wasn't going to be The One, but seemed like a fun guy. he was cute, and i figured we'd at least get along and probably have a fun date, at a bare minimum. but then i got this email, in response to one from me saying i'd been at the giants game:
"I hope it was not to cold for you. Im glad the big blue came threw."
....aaaaand all of a sudden i'm not interested. i know it's not fair of me. i know completely failing to grasp the english language doesn't make you a bad person. but.. um.. i think it makes you a bad person for ME.
some women have salary requirements in a man; i just have english language requirements.
note: i should clarify that this doesn't apply to typos, or occasional misspellings, or lax grammar on blogs or whatever. i certainly don't have perfect grammar, and i'm a pretty crappy speller overall. but i'll go back and reread and an entry later and be all "omg, how embarrassing, i forgot the apostrophe there!" i do not get the impression that these dudes are aware of any errors in their prose... and therein lies the problem.