Just like I promised, I’m back with part 2 of my dating story. I had the realization that I needed to date and moved onto how to meet people.
This was a tough one for me. I wasn’t a fan of going to the bars to meet someone, so that was out. All of the “cute” ways people met in movies seemed like too much of a chance. So, I settled on the next logical thing – online dating.
Online dating is a scary thing at first. There are so many websites to choose from. There is so little space to let people know who you are. There are so many chances you take when you put yourself out there for others to judge. It simply is a scary world.
I would equate online dating to window shopping. People look and look but they rarely make a selection. This is exactly what you do online – look and look but rarely message people. It’s a chance to look with no commitment.
For my first online experience, I went with OKcupid. I’m not going to say much on the site and it’s setup. I’m sure it’s changed a lot since I last used it and I don’t want to give out false information.
I set up my profile – careful to pick a “cute” picture and include the “best” information. Then, I sat back and waited, thinking I’d let the guys pick me out. I discovered that I’m not a very patient person. After a couple days, I found myself messaging different guys. One eventually messaged back and seemed promising.