I've taken the plunge and created a profile on match.com. It's incredibly uncomfortable and bizarre - you have to try to capture what makes you interesting & fun in a few paragraphs. And, you just can't be funny under that kind of pressure and quite frankly, I'm all about the funny, ya know?
And then there's the picture thing. I did post a picture because I only want to look at profiles that have pictures, so it seems reasonable that this is a positive thing to do. I'm suspicious of anyone who won't post a picture.
I (and probably many other people, cause they're all like me, right?) only look at the profiles that have pictures that are attractive to me. But I've definitely had the experience where I've found someone attractive after I got to know them because I love their personality so much. Which theoretically means that I should look at all the profiles, even for the ones that I'm not attracted to, right? Eh.
And of course, the folks that are interested in me are not the ones I'm interested in.
Many of my friends have done the whole online dating thing and I've always been uber-reticent about it. But some have met folks they really liked (and in at least one case, married). I just figured it would jump start me on the whole dating world again, as I've been on hiatus for a while.
My friends are telling me that I should go out on "coffee dates" with folks I'm not necessarily attracted to so that I can get into that groove. This makes logical sense but I am having trouble generating enthusiasm for some reason...
When does my vacation start?