So I spent some this weekend cleaning up my online dating inboxes and actually searching through the hundreds of men who came up as my potential “matches”. I sent out some emails, replied to some emails, and lo and behold, I hope I’m on my way to having a couple of dates this week.
I gotta say, and you all know this already, it’s a frustrating process. Some of the profiles are so bad. SO. BAD. There were a couple of guys I just wanted to reach out to and say, “hey, please rewrite your profile because you’re never going to meet anyone this way.” But, that would be rude?
But still, as frustrating as it gets, I keep reminding myself that it’s actually pretty damn efficient in terms of time/money spent per date acquired/man met. I’m able to sift through hundreds of guys I wouldn’t otherwise meet, many of them who seem pretty damn cool. And I get to learn things about them upfront that I wouldn’t feel comfortable asking on a first, second, or even tenth date like “do you want kids?”. I immediately eliminate the ones who say definitely, as I am not and think we’d be a mismatch.
Anyway, that’s where I am. Square one. Meeting guys online and setting up dates. My plan is to try to go on 2 first dates a week. Until… It’s not a bad place to be.
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