"What's up sexo? Don't be shy."
"Wait ... are you housebroken?"
"I'm not feeling well."
These aren't the sort of pick-up lines one would expect to be effective -- or even acceptable to speak aloud -- in the real world. However, in the world of online dating, messages such as the three above are pretty commonplace. Blogger Meghan Mess even included the reception of many "unintelligible messages" as one crucial phase in her Internet Dating Cycle chart, back in May. Basically, if you're a woman who has attempted to date online, you've definitely gotten a handful of "WTF I must forward this immediately to 10 friends" messages.
In the interest of sharing the laughs with an audience larger than our internal editorial listserve, we decided to publish some of the most hilarious messages we've received (in all their misspelled/broken English/highly inappropriate glory) and ask you all to contribute your online dating fails too.
LOOK: The Funniest Online Dating Fails -- Send Us Yours!
Note: The recipient of this message isn't a mom and is in her 20s.