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Stop me if you’ve heard this one.
This stuff only happens to me (or maybe on “reality” tv). Sooooo, I was all excited to go on a breakfast date with a dude that I met online who was attentive and actually followed through (um, amazing!). We’d met briefly for coffee and chatted several times.
When I arrived at the restaurant, it wasn’t open yet (thank goodness, because the only thing worse than what happened would have been having it happen in a crowded restaurant). As I walked toward the dude (names have been changed to protect the guilty), a perfectly nice woman wandered over to where I stood. I said to the dude, ”Hi! What a bummer the restaurant is closed.” To which the woman replied, “Yes, it is a bummer that he just left my bed to come have breakfast with you.” [Insert my shocked look and open mouth here]. And then she turned to him and said calmly, “It’s over, dude. Good luck with that.” And then she turned and hustled away with him hot on her heels.
And there I was, standing on the sidewalk, mouth open, wondering whether to laugh or cry. So, I did both while calling my BFF and driving home as fast as I could. Want to hear the best part of the story? Make an appointment with me to hear which lyin’, cheatin’, formerly high-ranking city official this dude is related to… Hilarious and horrible all at the same time. Ah, dating…
Friends –help me out here — do you have any nice, single friends I should meet? Hook a sister up! You know where to find me. 🙂
Just received an email today from EHarmony (which I do not participate in, because they are both straight AND narrow — only allowing members who are men looking for women or women looking for men) with the following headline, “What’s the Best Way to be More Interesting?”
Whaaat? Tell me they don’t get that question from their members, please… Here’s the earth-shattering advice they have to offer:
“It’s true: You will boost your odds of finding a fantastic partner if you become convinced deep down that you have a lot to offer. You bring many assets and attributes to a potential relationship, and you’ll radiate that fact when you regularly remind yourself of your best qualities. To move forward with confidence, believe the best about yourself and your future.”
Really? Is this news to anyone in the dating pool? Actually, is this news to anyone who’s ever watched Oprah?? (Or Dr. Phil, or even America’s Next Top Model?) WTH? Not much of a value add to their members or prospective members, if you ask me.
But seriously, if EHarmony wanted to be really helpful, they could send some articles about how to use social media while dating.
You know, like how to get the people that email incessantly to actually get off the dime and ask someone out; or how it’s not a real relationship if it only happens over text and IM.
Despite the immediacy and ubiquity of these methods of communication — there is no substitute for an actual phone conversation or even better, a face to face meeting.
I know it seems cool to have a text or sext pal, but really, let’s just be brave and get out there in person!
So, if you’re single, do something brave today — ask someone out for an honest to goodness date. Most likely they’ll say yes, and even if it goes badly, you’ll have an awesome story to tell at your next cocktail party.
As you all know, I’ve been dabbling a bit in the world of online dating. It’s been fun (and sometimes creepy), but mostly fun (thank goodness!) . One of the sites has a great sense of humor about the whole thing, because really, it’s all just for fun at the early stages, right? I mean, does a fondness for Harley rides or HP Lovecraft indicate any kind of relationship ability anyway? Who knows?
In any case, OKCupid recently sent me this geographic breakdown of where I would be most likely to find my matches, based on the answers to profile questions. Pretty interesting… Guess I know where I should go on those exotic vacations, right?
|A Map of Love: your best male matches by state|
|target: USA | sampled: 39200|
|A Map of Love: your best male matches by country|
|target: World | sampled: 25207|