The Life & Times of a 54 Year Old Online Dater

Thoughts on My Experiences In Search of Love & Companionship, 10 Years Running

How To Find A Boyfriend In 6 Easy Steps October 16, 2013

Filed under: internet dating — Grey Goose, Dirty @ 6:13 pm
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Not that I’m an expert, but I’ve had lots of time to ponder what these steps would be and actually put them into action.  They’re simple and straight forward.  Now, for all of you that abide by the ‘he’ll appear when you stop looking’ sentiment;  Uhm, poppycock.  I don’t think that’s meant literally (the sentiment, not the poppycock).  It doesn’t mean to litterally give up on finding love.  I think it just means to not make it such a priority.  Everyone who is single knows that even when we’re out with friends doing silly things that only we alone love, we’ve still got our eyes peeled.  It’s called multi-tasking. 😉

Anyways, here are my tried and true steps.  You’re welcome to ad lib when/where necessary to suit your own style:

1) Surround yourself with good friends

2) Go out and do what you want to do

3) Don’t care so much about what other people think

4) Smile, be happy and have fun

5) Always wear clean underwear (okay, this one really doesn’t have anything to do with the ‘list’, but it’s just a good rule of thumb) 😉

6) If, after you’ve tried steps 1-5 and you still haven’t met an amazing guy OR if you’ve tried steps 1-5 and you still care about finding an amazing guy and some shithead you once liked looks at you with pity in his eyes when he assumes you’re still single ………… make him up.  Yup, I did it again.  I swear I didn’t mean to.  It just came out.  This is why I never lie.  It’s ridiculous and really hard to keep up on the details.  Apparently the nerve connection that prevents my mouth from blurting out shit that your mind tells it not to is on the fritz.  Damn.

Anyway, meet Mark.  He’s a project manager at a major credit card company.  He’s kind and caring and funny and sweet.  We’ve known each other almost 3 months.  He’s got 2 kids that I have only met once, by accident (we ran into them at the mall).  He wants me to spend time with his kids but I don’t want to get attached to kids if ‘we’ aren’t going to work out (and, since he’s make believe, chances are we won’t).  He travels a lot for work so we don’t get to spend a lot of time together, but we’re working on getting to know each other and taking things slow.  I haven’t yet figured out how to tell my imaginary boyfriend that I am completely delusional and insane though.  I hope he doesn’t dump me when he finds out ………

Feel free to stop reading my blog and to start denying that you ever did ……. *sigh*

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11 Responses to “How To Find A Boyfriend In 6 Easy Steps”

  1. Dawn Says:

    LOL…I have guys text me months after not having seen each other, and never once do they ask if I’m dating someone. I guess I just don’t put off the “I’ve got a boyfriend” vibe…ever.
    I don’t blame you one bit for making him up…

  2. Fun Philly Says:

    Girl, don’t sweat it we (the crazies) all do it. My make believe boyfriend’s name is Derrick, he works in law enforcement, I see him at least once a week, when I do we have dinner together and travels a lot. I never screw it up because he’s a character on Criminal Minds. Why do it? So he doesn’t win the break up, duh.

    Later.

  3. Make believe is way less work than the real thing…just saying. 🙂

    • You’re funny RNP. For the most part, it hasn’t been top on my priority list or even my thoughts to find a guy ….. no clue why I made this one up. Oh well, what’s done is done. I hope he takes me to a nice dinner this weekend! 😉

  4. 1smiles Says:

    I really like your make believe boyfriend. Does he have a make believe older brother that would be interested in meeting me?


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