Friday, October 8, 2010

Oh damn

I blame the wine and lack of text from the Brit tonight...I joined JDate. And initially I thought I had cooly just signed up for a 1 month trial. But nope, I'm signed on for 6 long months of this. Luckily, mother assured me 1 week after being dumped by 'whathisname' that she would pay for JDate when I was ready. We never agreed upon the contract, thank goodness!

First guy I started chatting with tonight within ten minutes asked me what my type was and if I wanted to meet up for a date next week. I think he could hear my mental eye roll through the keyboard.
One word I used was 'adventurous' but what does that mean? Mountain biking and cliff diving? No. To me adventurous is trying a unique kind of sushi or venturing to a new neighborhood on a Saturday night. But random#1 of course won't get that, and I don't feel like explaining. Ugh! Maybe my cynicism and me shouldn't be plugged in yet...

I had no idea that online dating had 'flirting' and email prompts. I keep getting exclaimed messages in my inbox about my future matches. I've been 'viewed' and 'winked at' and 'flirted with' and been on a 'hot list'.
I've had 24 views and 6 IMs and 2 favors. Good god someone call the Rabbi and set a date!

Sorry for the sarcasm, again- I blame the wine! Where's the damn Brit?


  1. I'm with you on how I define adventurous.
    Not a big online dating fan for me, but good luck! At least you have good stories right!?

  2. I'm intrigued about the "Favors"?!!?!

    I think it's good you signed up. While I am still single, I did meet a lot of peeps using online dating. It helped me get back into dating mentality...which led me to more dates with non-online guys. Anyway, it's just one avenue...and a free one for you! Enjoy!

  3. I'm still trying to wade through the online dating too. (I have date #3 scheduled next week!) Maybe it would be good to define what adventure means to you? I'm sure there are enough boys in the city who love trying new sushi. God knows I'd join you if I was there. I'm beginning to think the more specific you are, the more likely you will be to attract someone similar. For example, my profile picture is me hugging my dog and I know dogs are a huge turnoff to some (read: Bathwater), but the guys who are messaging me are also dog owners, so it's working in my favor.

    And when you do go out, all you have to do is be your pretty, little self. And then dish to the rest of us :P You can do this. These boys you haven't dated yet don't know your heart was broken. They just think you are awesome.