Huh, funny that when writing a dating blog there isn’t much to post about when not actually dating. Or communicating with anyone. It didn’t even occur to me until today, when I had nothing to write, that I haven’t logged onto any of my bazillions of dating sites since early last week. Huh.
I usually log on to at least one site a day. Unless, of course, we’re talking about Plenty Of Tools, in which case it’s more like once a quarter (which is still too often). I don’t think I’ve even thought about it. Sure, to most this doesn’t seem like a big deal, but really, its been sorta my ‘thing’ for the last 19 months.
I log on, I wink, I e-mail, I respond, I go out, I don’t like the guy, I come home, I log back on and the whole cycle starts again. I guess this a newly discovered measuring tool (haha tool=internet dating, get it?) for me to recognize if I like a guy or not. Not in the whole ‘put your eggs in one basket’ after one date (regardless of how good it was), but more of a ‘why would I want to look for bigger/better/shinier/whatever, if I like this one?’ I’ve read a lot of blog posts lately about ‘serial daters’. I don’t think I am one. I don’t think I’ve ever been one. I think I will date more than one guy if I’m not certain (or am absolutely certain that there’s not) that I really like them or that there is potential for a future together. I won’t, however, even look at profiles if I think I do like someone. I tried to do it when I was seeing Webster and we all know how that worked out. Every guy got compared to him, so why bother?
I didn’t look at other profiles until the final stages of my short-lived (yet way too long) romance with Irish Guy. I hid my profiles after I met Webster, only to be put back up entirely too soon once I realized only one of us was ‘present’ in the pairing. I haven’t looked at anyone since meeting TallDark. No, no, no, although I do consider myself a bit of a romantic at heart, I do not envision hearts and flowers and white picket fences with someone after one date. If I do think that I like them though, I certainly owe them the respect of at least giving it a shot. However short-lived that shot may be. As an aside, I do think I have some record breakingly short-lived encounters. 😉 Where’s my award?
As I have no clue what’s going on with Tuesday Guy (and I had already bitchily deemed him ‘filler’) and know that TallDark is not to be, I seem to be left with nothing in the works. And with a birthday around the corner and my really really really wanting a shiny new bike to commemorate the occasion, I guess I better get back to work. Or else you’re all going to be bored to tears when I start posting pictures of my dogs and other random shit on here. 😉