Thursday, January 31, 2008

I'm a local, you're a local

So this guy (I'll call him Eli) messaged me the other day whose match with me wasn't that great (according to the dating site); however, he asked a couple interesting questions and I decided I might as well respond (though I took my sweet time). Since then we've exchanged a couple of e-mails and I've learned that he's a native of this city, just like me, and has a penchant for taking long rambling walks around the city, just as I do. One of Eli's jobs is actually Walking-Tour Guide. Therefore, I've decided to put aside any reservations I have about him based on the low match percentage and consent to an "activity date" of sorts: go on one of the walks listed in a book about the stairway walks in our city. It's an area I've explored a little and one he actually doesn't know very well, so it seems that this has potential. I don't really feel any great attachment to the guy, so I'm just going to see if maybe I can make a new friend out of this.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Oh that's weird

So it turns out that the last guy I dated is on the dating site too. We're still good friends, but we definitely weren't meant to be in a relationship—a point that was driven home when I read about him online. Let's just say his honesty scared me a little (he really likes to cook, but he doesn't need to talk about his love for sharp knives quite that much) and made me realize that had we not met the way we did, I probably would not have shown any interest in him based on his profile.

However, since I now know he's on the same site, I've shown him that guy, Sam, who seemed so much like him. He says he doesn't know him, but he'll keep an eye out. Curiouser and curiouser…

Monday, January 21, 2008

Well, that didn't work out

It seems that David and I will only ever be friends, if that, though I do think we'd be good friends if we ever met. Basically, the more we talked this week the more we realized that as good as the witty and intelligent banter was, we would ever actually date. Too bad. He likes Jeopardy as much as I do and I've always liked the idea of snuggling with someone while trying to beat him at Jeopardy… Now what does that say about me?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I could have had a date this weekend

but I had to work. For some crazy reason, I decided it would be a brilliant idea to schedule myself such that I am working every single day for almost three weeks straight. Stupid, stupid, stupid. On account of this, I have had to turn down a date with David for this weekend and suggest that we meet up some other time (which might not be for a while). It's ok though—it'll give us a chance to get to know each other a little better (or at least that's what I keep telling myself).

Thursday, January 10, 2008

First honest-to-goodness exchange

I had my first real e-mail exchange last night with a guy from the site. I'll call him David. He IMed me, but I missed it. However, the text of the IM was more than the, "hey girl, wanna talk" or simple "hi", that I usually get, so I figured I might as well respond. Turns out that we were both writing each other a message at the same time and we received each other's within minutes of sending our own.

David seems like a cool guy. He's 11 years older than me, but for the moment I'm willing to look past that. We're just exchanging messages, so it seems that I can just put this one in the "experience to draw upon later" file, and just see where this goes.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

It seems we've been stalking each other…

So this site allows you to see who has been looking at your profile, which is a very convenient feature for me, a girl who has trouble making the first move. I noticed that the guy—I'll call him Sam—who sounds like my ex has been looking at my profile just as often as I've looked at his. I decided to just go ahead and send him short message pointing out this fact. He didn't reply, but he did IM me. Great—except then he didn't talk. I sent a reply and he just clammed up and closed the window a few minutes later. Go figure…

Just for kicks I e-mailed my ex and asked him if he knew this guy, seeing as they both work in the same, very small profession in the same city. He couldn't figure out who it was, but was intrigued, to say the least.

Friday, January 4, 2008

It's been amusing so far

Who knew that writing an online profile was so challenging? It's somewhat like writing a resume or college application, and yet you don't want to give away everything. You also want to sound interesting and appealing, but not arrogant or vain. If you write that Pride and Prejudice is your favorite book will you be judged differently than if you claim The Da Vinci Code? It has taken me the last week and a half to complete my profile, but I think I'm satisfied with it now.

As for the guys? There are some people in my area that I supposedly match with well, including one who sounds suspiciously similar to my last boyfriend. A number of guys have IMed me, but I've rejected most of them, often based on looks or match percentage. Plus, how can I be expected to take a guy seriously if his screenname is something like 'hot4u'? The two guys I did chat with were, well, not very interesting. Perhaps I should be proactive and actually message people rather than wait for them to come to me? We'll see…