Yup, sans pie charts, power point presentations or even a lame interpretative dance to drive home my point, internet dating seems to have changed over the years. Or maybe it’s just that I have. In an older, more bitter/cynical sorta way. 😉 I probably mentioned that I did the whole online thing once before (and no, I’m not referring to last year as that continues on). I was 35 and decided to join Match. Yup, just one singular dating site vs the 147 I seem to be on at the moment. Just one. Just for 3 months. I can’t quite remember how many dates I went on, but I am quite positive it was nowhere near the craptastic number that I have accumulated since January of last year. I really don’t remember going on all that many before I met the guy that was to be my future ex boyfriend. 😉 Although that relationship lasted 2 years (when it really should have ended a year sooner), I thought the whole internet thing was pretty damn cool. Wow. In less than 3 months I met an awesome guy. Sweet and kind and okay fine, OCD beyond belief, but I didn’t really care back then (or notice). We had great chemistry (at the start), got along well and had fun together. For a while. Then we both got complacent. He just wanted to be with ‘someone’ (yey me) and I was afraid to let him go for (now realized) fear of not finding anyone else. By and large I am a hugely independent person. I don’t need to have a guy in my life. I really do like it though!
Anyway, so when I was 35 I guess I was a hotter commodity than now, at 43. Sure I have a few more grey hairs, but I can pull them off as highlights as I am blonde, after all. I wonder if it’s really the age. Or maybe my independence. Or maybe my somewhat ‘big’ personality (whoever thought I was going to say ass is in big trouble). Or maybe guys these days just don’t go for tall, leggy blondes. 😉 Who really knows. All I do know is that the sheer fact that I’ve been on 71 (yup SEVENTY ONE) first dates in the past 19 months is retarded. And ridiculous. And really? Really? REALLY? WTF people?!
Anyway, I found a new dating website. I haven’t spent any time on it yet to see what it’s about, but it’s premise is pretty funny (and no Click, it is not dateaninmate.com). It’s this one: http://www.toyboywarehouse.com/home 🙂