So the plan is that I’m going to start dating again. That’s the plan. But I haven’t gotten going yet.
Well, for starters, I need new pictures. My last “new pics” are about a year old and I’m really strict about that. Truth is, I’ve put on about 5-8 pounds (depending on the day/week) since then and it shows in my face. It’s rounder now. And my hair is a little shorter. And I just really think that online dating pics should look like the person, how they look at present.
I tried taking some pictures of myself the other night when I came home from hanging out with friends. I was dressed up for a holiday party, wearing a dress and all made up (we didn’t make it to the party, but that’s another story). I used the little photobooth app on my macbook and the pictures didn’t come out horrible. OK, yes they did. The light in my apartment is dreadful.
Anyway, I’ll try to get my shit together to have a friend take a few pics sometime in the next day or so. And then I’ll refresh my written profile, update some of the things it says, etc (those get stale and old, too).
I wanted to write about this today because, well, I wanted to show you that it’s a process for me, too. That there are steps I take to prepare for getting back into the online dating pool. That I put a lot of thought into it. And that, I think, the thought and effort pays off in the long run. At least, I think it pays off. Sure, I’ve gone out with some guys who turned out to be douchebags, but I’ve also met some pretty awesome guys.
So soon. Next week. Hopefully. And then who knows what might happen…
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