Friday, April 23, 2010

Half Eaten By Wild Dogs

All right. I finally did it. Faced with the realities of being a single woman working 80 hours a week on the hospital wards, I joined the online dating scene.

said reality

However, I don’t know how realistic it is to expect to find love via the internet. I mean, it’s a great place to buy shoes, order books, browse clothing – but can the wonders of modern technology really bring you a head-over-heels, butterflies-in-the-stomach experience? Friends tell me yes, but I have my doubts.

I started trolling over some of these sites this morning. Whether any of this will translate into actual dates remains to be seen. Maybe it’s because, as with everything else in my life, I am too damn picky. (Wait! Strike that! I have some friends who might beg to differ based on my dating history…) Anyway, my morning peruse went something like this:

Profiles that don’t say very much = either you’re really boring OR you just don’t care who the cat drags in.

Profiles that say too much = wow, you really think highly of yourself. A little too highly? Will you wake me when the monologue is over?

Profiles without a picture = This tells me you’re hiding something… or from someone…

Profiles with pictures of scenery = I mean, really. Really? You think your appreciation for a sunset is going to make me date you?

Profiles with potential suitor who is shirtless, flexing, or in any other way showing off their muscles = just, ew.

And with that my new adventure begins! If nothing else, this latest endeavor will serve as my own little sociological experiment. And hey, maybe I’ll get a couple of free dinners out of it.

P.S. To my two loyal readers (a.k.a. Mom and Dad), don’t worry. I promise to stay away from all the weirdoes, serial killers, and unemployed men out there.


  1. I found my boyfriend online... He lived a mile from me and we hung out at the same brewery a few times a week, but might not have met without a little online help. I did weed through a bunch of "less than appealing" guys before him, but man, I feel incredibly lucky I stuck with it!

  2. i met my husband on craigslist. funny because i've found apartments to rent, free furniture, gotten rid of furniture, bought baseball game tickets, etc all on craigslist too. i had to go through a fair share of duds (weirdos including comic book or toy train collectors, guys that showed up that were 4 ft tall or 400lbs, guys that couldn't handle getting beaten in billiards) but came out in the end with a good one. and i had a good gut feeling about his 'ad' from the beginning so all good.

    put it out to the cosmos what you are looking for and hang in there!

  3. thanks ladies! you really have given me hope! keeping my fingers crossed...

  4. Glad I'm not unemployed anymore. 2/3 isn't that bad right?