Alright, this is me coming clean to my friends over the Internet.
I’m a no-bullshit dating type. My lack of patience is probably one of the leading reasons why I haven’t dated anyone in… hmm … FOREVER. I know. I’m working on it. I know I don’t need a boyfriend, but there are times where I find myself thinking “Now would be a good time to have one”. Here’s the thing. Contrary to popular belief (or not), I am chicken shit and am unable to make the first move when it comes to guys AT ALL (True Story: I’m waiting for my class to start and there’s a cute guy alone at the table next to me, but I don’t know what I could/would say to him to start a conversation. OMG PLZ BE IN MY NEXT CLASS). One day, my close friend decided he would take the first step of initiative for me and create a profile (with the visible information on my Facebook) for a dating website.
HUH DA WUT. I know I said I’d put myself out there, but I didn’t mean there.
Alright, so I like efficiency. Online dating can help you weed out people based on the personality questions they answer (hopefully with honest answers). My close girlfriend in law school did online dating and had a very active dating life, but I was…more than apprehensive. I resisted because of the (not entirely true) stereotype that online dating sites were full of creeps. Per request of my profile creator, I kept the profile and proceeded to get a ton of messages from random guys (and girls—seriously). Creeper. No. Go away. A little on the strange side. Meh. Nope. Maybe….okay, this one seems normal.
After a week of exchanging online messages, I met someone over coffee (duh, well-lit public place). He was normal (!!!), very nice, and easy to talk to. We both love going to live shows and concerts. We both really like Incubus and think *NSYNC was the best boy band. A couple days later, he asked me out on a date. I said yes. He brought me flowers and took me out for tapas and sangria. As nice as he was, there was not an ounce of chemistry besides our musical interests, which is okay with me. The date was fun and it was cool to meet someone new.
That was my one (and only) online dating experience. Would I recommend online dating? Sure, it definitely works for some people. Would I meet someone again? Depends. For now, my profile is deactivated as I am trying my chances in stepping up my game in a new city full of people, but I’m not ruling my online resource out completely.
Oh yeah…umm…please don’t tell my parents I did this hahahah