As I’ve got a bit of time left before I need to leave for work and we all know that my attitude lately needs a major overhaul regarding this dating thing, I have decided to pose a little challenge to myself. No, not in the ‘improve yourself’ sense, as hell, that just sounds boring. Here is my dating challenge, posed to myself. Every Monday for the next forseeable future (or until I opt to change the rules or get bored with it), I will send out 5 messages to guys that I would like to meet on one of my multitude of dating websites. Of course the criteria for contacting them will be according to my usual shallow standards, but eh, whatever. I will contact 5
potential douchebags men, each Monday. It can not be a lame ‘wink’ or a ‘nudge’ or my ever beloved one line ‘nice smile’. It will be a ‘real’ message in the attempt to strike up a conversation an eventual date, the inevitable proposal, engagement, nuptials, white picket fence and all that jazz.
I work well under deadlines and with clear assignments. 5 messages a week can’t be all that hard, right? I think the bigger challenge might be to be able to find 5 men that I care to message, that I haven’t seen before, that haven’t written me before, that I haven’t written before, that don’t repulse me, that don’t use improper grammar and that don’t sound like total tools. Oh wait, that sounded negative, huh?
So what’s the point of all this you ask? No, I don’t much care that you didn’t, but I’m going to tell you anyway. For one thing, most Monday evenings are boring anyway (except for this one as I have plans for happy hour which should actually make my assignment a little easier with the vision blurring effects of some yummy half priced cocktails). For another, I want to see if I really do put in some concerted effort (not that I haven’t in the past, but it’s just been a bit more sporadic) with a set ‘schedule’ (ain’t love grand?) if the results will be any different (i’m guessing no, but whatever). So I will message 5 new guys every Monday, on either Match or OkStupid or (if I am totally desperate) Plenty of Idiots with the objective being to have at least one date set up by the following weekend.
No clue what my odds will be in this quest. If any of the guys will even respond (because as we all know, the ones I like don’t like me, but their grandfather’s sure seem to) or what will pan out, but you can’t win if you don’t play, right?