First, thanks so much to everyone who has taken the time to read and comment over the past 8 months or so- long story short, after years of terrible dates and mediocre relationships with men who weren’t quite suited for me despite meeting my mental checklist (most of which were a product of online dating) I ended up meeting someone at work!A few days before my 31st birthday I received an email from a handsome lad I met in a meeting just a few days prior, asking if I’d be up for checking out a hockey game with him in Montreal.This guy brings far more drama to the table than any reasonable woman could handle.Passive aggressive “jokes” about me seeing other people aside, he was way too into me, way too soon…There is so much more to my man than his age (though dating a younger dude has benefits I won’t dare mention in this PG13 post) and the fact he has children (though they are often quite adorable, and seeing what a loving Father he is makes my womb warm, thanks to evolution).
If for some reason I end up dating again, I’ll never waste my time in a relationship where I go to bed feeling lonely, or wake up in a pissy mood. Even when I get woken up at 6am by a 4 year old whispering “I farted” into my ear, I’m happy in principle.A huge part of a successful birthday outing (for single Jane) was meeting a boy at the bar, for a birthday make-out, if nothing else. Jane here- still in a happy and healthy relationship without any interesting stories for my blog readers.The downfall of this in our particularly domesticated city, is that 9 times out of 10, I would mark my prey and go in for the kill, only to discover that the dude has a girlfriend (thumbs down). However, after listening to the adventures in dating my friend “Paige” has been experiencing, I thought it may be time to pass the torch to someone still in the trenches. I had to search the topic in the “help” tab, and then find the “delete” button on the cluttered screen I was redirected to.This is something that I think is inherently wrong with online dating.It’s too hard to get to know someone, and far too easy to dismiss people, online.
I know it’s a free dating site, but certainly the company can afford to contract an experienced survey methodologist! but the part of me that hates dating strangers is taking one massive sigh of relief.