Adventures in Blind Dating – Episode 1
So now that I am settled in my new Brookwood area home, I decided the other day that – due to my nearly nonexistent dating life – I would give the whole online dating thing a try. I would like to have something more in common with someone than “Hey, we like the same beer!” which is what happens when you meet that special drunken someone at your local pub. I’m tired of losing my guy friends when we try to date and realize there’s a reason why we are just friends. Thus, hello Match.com.
I signed up Wednesday night. By Thursday morning, I was swamped. Perhaps I shouldn’t have put my airbrushed head shot as my main photo? Yeah, words to live by. I found out that 37 guys had winked at me, which, if that were to happen in real life, I would throw the nearest sharp and potentially painful utensil at him. Nothing says 1983 Camaro and porn-star mustache quite like winking. I also learned you could see who viewed your profile – and this wound up agitating me. You read my profile and didn’t feel like winking? But my profile is cute and witty and sassy! Mirthful, even! What’s wrong with you?
Ultimately I did wind up chatting with a couple of possible suitors. One asks interesting desert-island style questions and owns a boat. (Insert Andy Samberg joke here.) Another made me laugh out loud at work so now my boss thinks I have Tourette’s – I was supposed to be posting ads, not chatting with random ITP guys online. And the third has set up a blind date with me tonight.
It almost didn’t happen. He wanted to make the date earlier so he could watch the basketball game, and if that had actually come to pass, I would have un-winked him. Or whatever it is you do on Match. Basketball my ass. I’m cuter than basketball players and can certainly form a complete thought with slightly more ease. Luckily he redeemed himself by agreeing to miss the game, so we are still on tonight. We shall see what happens. We are meeting at a West Peachtree restaurant so I will have Zippy the Faithful Miata in tow should something atrocious occur, such as discovering his love for Nickelback or an unfortunate affinity for Affliction T-shirts.
Stay tuned for Episode 2! Hilarity is sure to ensue…