Posts tagged ‘Online dating service’

January 14, 2012

On Hiatus

So it has been brought to my attention that I have taken a two-week hiatus from going on any new dates. This is due to a multitude of reasons:

First of all, I finally got into a consistent work schedule – which is definitely a good thing. It’s good to be back to work. Granted, I’ve been working my ass off, but its good – it keeps me from getting fat and lazy.  =)

Second, is that the quality of men that I’m finding on Plenty of Fish and OkCupid is steadily declining. I’m actually compiling a post of all the ridiculous messages I get on these things. Some of them just baffle me and as a result I’m less than inclined to respond to the vast majority of them.

Finally, the connection with the guy from some of my other blog posts (i.e. Date 3 of 30, Date 4 of 30, and Date 5 of 30) seems to be dwindling as of late. He just can’t seem to figure out what the hell he wants. My best friend and roommate tells me that I should just throw in the towel and move on. But it sucks to admit defeat after you’ve invested a month into someone. Then again, I guess it’s better to give up now than continue to pursue something that isn’t reciprocated. Fuck. Unrequited feelings SUCK!

So I think I’m taking another two-week hiatus (at minimum) from the dating world. It takes a lot of time and energy to keep doing this. And honestly, rejection fucking sucks. There is no way to take the sting out of it. You always end up thinking that you’re simply not good enough. Its time to recharge and try to obtain a feeling of self-worth once again. Maybe I’ll just retire this dating blog now…? Who knows.

If any of my readers really want to see me continue this charade, then leave me some feedback and let me know. It just seems un-fulfilling and stagnant at this point.

November 29, 2011

30 Dates in 30 Weeks… Challenge Accepted.

So I have been frequenting these dating websites, seeing as its one of the simplest ways to meet new people outside of your niche these days… Online dating is often discredited by many people who think there are nothing but weirdos, creeps and losers on there, but when you open your mind and give it a chance its really not as bad as it seems.

So far I have met and gone on dates with three men from online dating sites such as Plenty of Fish and OK Cupid (personally, my two favorite sites), and I have developed friendships with many through casual conversation.

While none of them have really panned out for me in terms of a relationship, I have managed to develop friendships with many of them. And while the whole goal of a dating site is to find someone to start a relationship with, you can’t really complain about the friendships you make from them either, as you never would have even met these people if it weren’t for these online dating interfaces.

I am starting an experiment of sorts and I hope to be able to venture out and I’m going to try to get out of my comfort zone. 30 dates in 30 weeks (give or take) is my goal. My challenge is to accept every date offer, EVEN if the person may not fit the standard norm of “my type”. By doing this, I hope to be able to expand my horizons and if nothing else, make some new friends and try something new each time. What the hell, right?

This post will be followed up on a regular basis in an attempt to provide insight into the world of online dating. =)

Don’t forget to check out my First Date List!!!

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