So here we are, nearing the end of January of my ‘2015 is going to be a great year’ campaign. And I’m lonely. I have great friends and there is always something for me to do should I so choose, but the fact remains that after I’m done doing all my fun ‘me’ things, I come home to an empty bed. Well, when I can get one of my dogs to stop lounging all over it, that is.
I miss being part of a ‘we’. I’ve said it before and I truly believe that I am a better person when in a relationship. Not a different person, but a better version of me. I like having someone to take care of and in addition to having someone to take care of me I take better care of me when part of a duo.
Nope, no need to unsubscribe to my blog just yet. This is not going to be one of those mopey & introspective posts that I’ve written WAY too many of. If I were you, and I actually charged for this, I’d suggest you demand a refund for the past 2 years worth of self pitying mopery I’ve made you all read.
So here we are. Again. And unless I want to start seductively perching myself on the edge of every bar stool in town, I am faced with another round of online dating. And, inevitably, much more cocktailing in order to get myself thru said round of online dating.
Which sites to give a whirl this time? I met 2 seemingly great guys last year. One on E-Harm (who turned out to be a beer swilling liar) and one on Ok-Cupid (who turned out to, well, not like me enough in the end – which was actually just the beginning). Although I kind of like the window shopping aspect of Match, I find that as I get older (and better – duh), those that window shop for me seems to get less and less. In both quality and number. Such a dilemma. I think I’ll make one of my infamous lists. Yey you!
~PRO – I can set my own search perimeters
~CON – I can set my own search perimeters, which hasn’t worked so well in the past
~PRO – I can kill 4 days setting up a new profile and taking a whole new personality quiz in order for their trained monkeys to pair me with my ‘perfect’ matches
~CON – Those ‘perfect’ matches will inevitably be 5″2′ and live one state away
Ok-Stupid, oopsie, Cupid:
~PRO – it’s free; the quizzes are fun; I can block the creepy guys
~ CON – it’s free and there seems to be lots of questionable intentions….and creepy guys
~PRO – just kidding. Checking to make sure you’re paying attention
Plenty of Fish:
~PRO – none
~CON – I don’t want or need any communicable diseases
~PRO – Jewish men are supposed to take wonderful care of their women (ginormous generalization, I know) and as a tall, blonde, blue eyed Jew who doesn’t like shopping myself, I’m a bit of a rarity
~CON – too bad they’re mostly short, nappy haired momma’s boys who I am never attracted to
There are so many different sites to choose from. Where do you suggest I find a sweet, smart, semi nerdy, non sloth-like guy with a fun personality, no chip on his shoulder, looking for a slightly used, slightly cynical, smart, funny, tall woman who loves a good cocktail on the beach?! Shouldn’t be too hard, right?