mardi, décembre 22, 2009

A trial month

I've decided to give online dating another try.

I've paid a ridiculous sum for a one month-subscription -- not so much a trial run as a way of evaluating what I've learned since the last time.

Why did I reactivate my profile? Considering that I have profited from maligning it, it's a fair question.

A few practical issues motivated me.

Some logistical issues with my ex are going to take longer than I hoped to get settled.

No matter what the song says, Mother Nature doesn't rain men in exurban Glenmoore. My work as a writer is unlikely to bring them to my door.

Franchment, I am curious. I'm interested to see who contacts me, if anyone. I'm wondering if I'll cut them some slack. I am going to be metering my cynicsm like the sewage in my backyard.

I have promised myself that, except if someone contacts me, I'll only go to the site twice a day. Dating sites can be huge timewasters, for all of you married and single people who would never in a million years join one.

Plus, I've got better things to do -- the practical details about which I so procrastinate are still going to be there, regardless of the lures of Sham Wow salesmen who created this, and other sites.

In other words, I'm going to try to keep a sane distance -- but stir the pot just a tince.

By the way, I bought one yesterday. A Sham Wow.

But not for me.

At my son's imploring, I bought one as a holiday "thank you" for the math teacher.

I wonder if he's single....

5 commentaires:

norman pease a dit…

if nothing else this blog has me looking up words...how wonderful the internet is, in this case needed a french to english translation. Sometimes I get confused, like this time....what did you buy the math teacher?? a pot to stir? As for me and online dating..have succesfully ignored the sirens calls this season. No thanks, and no sale.

Offcenter a dit…

Sorry, Randy. I fixed the confusing sentence.

norman pease a dit…

Ah, a sham wow. Cool. maybe he is single.

Allen a dit…

Good luck! With both the sewage and the online dating :-)

BigLittleWolf a dit…

Oh God you're brave. I've done it umpteen times, 4 different services, two sides of the ocean. (I've done best in France.)

It's a microcosm of the "real world" - with some wonderful people, the walking wounded, and some jerks. So much depends on what part of the country you're in, I think. But also - don't take any of it too seriously. And that's all I'll say on the matter. (Except we expect stories... )