It’s only been one day, and I already dislike Match.com.
I knew this would happen! But I’m staying open-minded, anyway. I just want to complain about something to get it off my chest: None of these guys are interesting or hot enough! (Yeah, that’s important this time around. I know I’ve mentioned before that I really want to be physically attracted to someone in a big way, if I date again… these guys all look the same to me–generic, dull, and too many bald guys. I used to not mind bald guys, but after X, that’s ruined forever.)
I did a few searches using words that could lead me to someone I share interests with, and either no one comes up (when you mention “Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” or “Better Off Dead” for example) or the ones that do are kind of freaky/scary looking (steampunk, geek, nerd, long hair…) or say something in their profile that’s a total turnoff. Like one stocky guy only likes “slender” girls, and another is who is looking for someone to go to baseball games with him, another’s a smoker… nope.
I feel so mehhh about it. Oh, and it gets better. The guys who have contacted me seem to be doing that to everyone. The emails are generic, very brief and never mention anything in my actual profile. I haven’t replied to a single one, and I don’t plan to. And the people “winking” at me aren’t much better. I read their profiles and see red flags or undesirable stuff and lose interest. Some of them have me wondering why they would even contact me at all, based on my answers? Did the guy who “dislikes cats” even notice I mentioned I have cats– and the one photo I included of me and Simon?! So thick-skulled and lame. And desperate.
This only goes to show that my type of guy is exceedingly rare in the wild…or online, apparently. And I’m not doing any other dating sites or anything. This is it. The Big Attempt. I am quite unimpressed so far.
Yeah, it’s only the first day of 30, so we’ll see. It’s just depressing to look at the selection out there. Once more, I definitely see the value in remaining single!
You might be thinking, “Maybe you’re being too picky.”
And you’re totally correct. I am being too picky. Why? Because I can be. I see no reason to compromise on things I want at this point. Sure, I’m not getting any younger, but so what? I’m not in a rush or something. I just want to try dating/seeing someone again. But no more settling. Old Me did that, all too often. If someone is going to encroach on my life, for lack of a better word, they’d better be worthwhile.
Ugh. Whatever. I’m going to go to lunch and read. Back to my normally scheduled programming.