Archive | November, 2015
Aside

Confession Time

30 Nov

Confession time:

I’m always worried that I’m going to become really good friends with a couple, and that they will ask me into a three-some, or some other weird swingers shit.

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30 Days of Online Dating: Day 2

30 Nov

The sun has set and risen, and so it appears that this online dating thing wasn’t a dream. While I’ve confirmed that I’m useless at making first moves, I’ve discovered little new about myself otherwise. It is, however, a strong possibility that by the end of this month, I might be able to coin an algorithm for being interested/not interested in someone.

Right now, it appears that if you have any combination of 3 things that are less than desirable I will “x” you (its like…the opposite of “intrigued”? “swipe left”?). Want kids someday? Perhaps we can talk. Christian? Okay, maybe. Conservative? Nope. X

Here’s the breakdown for today. Sorry it isn’t more exciting.

Messages Sent: 0
Messages Received: 0
Conversations: 0


Intrigued by:
22+ (includes yesterdays blue hearts. oops.)
Mutual Intrigues: 4

Things learned (general): know what a particular function does before you use it; profile information is important to have!; pictures with mom are actually really adorable (should that be a red flag?)
Things learned about myself: being taller than me is more important than I thought; if I click through too many profiles at once, I start to X people more quickly
Something I challenged myself to do: purposely hit the “intrigue” button

Most bizarre/shocking: longrod21 writes “How about we…Hook up”

Come on, longrod21! That’s what Tinder is for!

 

That’s all for tonight. See you on the flip-side!

 

Want to follow my dating excursion? Go here to begin the journey: 30 Days of Online Dating

30 Days of Online Dating: Day 1

29 Nov

Online dating is something I’ve considered a few times in the past few years. I was really excited (and nervous) to try it about a year ago, but then decided to wait it out a little bit, for various reasons. I did sign up for HowAboutWe.com, but because I didn’t pay, the website was basically useless. If you’re unfamiliar with the website, instead of just browsing through pictures and profiles, you browse through possible dates. I liked this idea because it took some pressure off, and involved much less judgment (in my opinion). Well, after discovering the fellow I was interested in got a girlfriend, I decided to take the plunge into the online world of dating. That was yesterday. This is today: I paid for a month at HowAboutWe.com.

I hope you’ll join my in my adventures (or misadventures) in the online world of dating. In only a few short hours, I’ve already discovered a few things about the dating pool.

  1. The amount of people who don’t want children is shockingly low.
  2. Instant turn-off date ideas all involve some variation of “…and see where it leads” or “…and see what happens” (I’m pretty sure this means you are looking to hook up, and should probably just get a tinder).
  3. I thought it would be a lot easier to make a move online than it is in person, and I was very, very wrong. Hitting the “I’m intrigued” button is absolutely horrifying.

Once I paid, I put up several flattering photos of myself and updated my profile information. I don’t have the slightest idea how far away I should date, so I guess I’ll have to feel that out some. And even though I haven’t been able to hit “I’m intrigued” for anyone yet, I have found myself pushing this little blue heart on their speed-dating section. I have no idea what happens when you push the heart, but it’s something!

I did add 10 men to my favorites (apparently early 30’s is my thing, though I do have a couple a touch younger than I). Maybe tomorrow I’ll take it a step further. I guess I’ll see you then!

 

Oh…and apparently the blue heart is just a sneaky version of “intrigued”.