Yes, I did. I joined Match.com. Again.
I’m not well. I blame the cold medicine that got me to join the Booty Camp to which I’m now addicted. Those two things are related. No, I don’t know how.
It’s been about seven years and I’d forgotten about this part: I’ve got more Match.com emails and winks than I can respond to. There are many sweet guys on there who’ve written me. It’s really nice. And about time I got some interested attention from an emotionally available man. At least I think they’re emotionally available.
I know it’s only because I’m the “fresh meat” on the market that I’m getting all this attention and it will level out soon, but Holy Horny Ones Batman! I feel such pressure to respond.
Thank you to those of you who suggested I email that guy who caught my eye. He’s already responded FOUR times to my one. I think he likes me. Or he’s desperate. Huh.
Some of you, ok ONE of you, expressed an interest in the details of my profile. (The rest of you are under no obligation to keep reading.) Here’s a snippet…
(I couldn’t decide on an opening line, so I chose both. I’m like that with restaurant menus, too.)
While “(secret login name)” describes my appreciation of meditation, and “Love is a process,…” indicates my desire for a LTR, I considered another opening line: “I’m here because I’m not all there”. Then I thought better of it. Kind of. It’s still a good example of my sense of humor in that I don’t take myself to seriously. But you should. Take me seriously, I mean. (That was another joke. Are you still there? Hello? *cricket*)
(Before we go on… you should know I use “I” a lot in this profile. How else is one to describe themselves in a personal ad without sounding like a complete nerd? If you’re a grammar-fanatic, counting the number of times someone uses “I”, we’re not a match. There are more important things to worry about. I won’t reject you for bad grammar – even serial killers are quite literate. Gosh, I really hope this doesn’t sound bitter, it’s not meant to. It’s prompted by more than a few profiles commenting on someone’s use of too many ‘I’s. I just can’t see spending the time to count them. I’m far more likely to profile you by your car.)
Ok, I’ll be serious now. Like my chosen headline suggests, I believe friendship before starting a relationship is important to it’s longevity. (I’m not interested in a quick hookup or short-term relationship.) Honesty builds trust, and mutual respect. Both are key elements to a healthy relationship.
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You: Single (as in not separated or otherwise attached), and looking for a long-term relationship. Being somewhat health-conscious, spiritually/metaphysically oriented and/or having a regular meditation practice are important qualities, as is an active and adventurous spirit, and a desire to travel. Only those with photos and completed profiles please, and within 50 miles. An email is far more likely to get a reply than a wink. If you write, tell me what you liked about my profile, what caught your eye or piqued your interest. Have a great day! 🙂
Ok, that’s enough about me for now. I’ll post more about the dates as they happen. *fingers crossed*
UPDATED: What was I thinking? Really?? Why didn’t you all stop me? Here’s where it starts, Adventures in Online Dating, part one.