Third Attempt (Kinda)
I have an online dating profile that I’ve never even seen.
But, let me start at the beginning.
I am no stranger to meeting people online. Years (and years!) ago, I met G. We met through the web site that I was running at the time, we went out a bit. We had fun for a month or two and then it was over.
A few years ago I signed up for Match. I met a few guys, went on a few dates and started seeing someone I’ve affectionately(?) called tkd on the blog. Things didn’t work out.
To be honest, I met M online, too.
Last year I gave it another try, on eHarmony. Met a few guys, went on a couple dates. I saw the guy my friends started calling NKP and that didn’t end happily ever after either. (He didn’t even merit his own blog tag!)
And you know what? Online dating is hard. You get bombarded with messages, winks or pokes or whatever they call them. You get new matches and have to take quizzes and talk about yourself. A lot. And it’s tiring and can be overwhelming. So after NKP, I took a little break.
But see.. my friends want me to be happy. I have great friends. Two of them are women who are in very happy, healthy, successful and wonderful marriages and I know they want the same for me. I tell them I’m just not actively looking because 1) it takes time! and effort! and patience! and b) I don’t need a man and I’m ok without one. But I think they know that I’d love to have one – if he was the right one.
So, together my friends have decided to find me a man (I really trust and value their opinion, otherwise this really would NOT fly). They set up an online profile yesterday and read and respond to messages of guys they think I like. I told them it’s overwhelming but they seem to think it’ll be fun. And maybe it will be more fun, when it’s not for you and it’s for someone else.
I was sent some pics and info on one guy that sounds pretty nice so I think I’ll contact him and meet him. What can it hurt, right?
So wish me luck on my newest “blind online dating” experience. How awesome of a story would it be that my good friends went out and found Mr. Right for me?