This past weekend, in the middle of all the drama, I said to myself, what am I waiting for, let’s put this fish in some water. So I signed up for a dating site. And all I have to say is, what was I afraid of? I really have no good answer to that, but what I do know is, I am having a blast. I know, I know, I should control my ego instead of trying to boost it, but after the past 2 years, I’m sorry my ego needs a boost, it really, really does.
As a 38 year-old woman who hasn’t dated in 18 years and who’s ex husband never complimented her, at least not in the last 16 years, I really needed to hear that I’m beautiful.
So let me tell you about a few of them.
There was one 22 year-old who, when I said he was too young, said “Actually I am 32 I made a mistake when I created my profile and havent been able to fix it… Hope that changes your mind?” You know he’s lying through his teeth, but it sure made me smile.
Or the 32 year-old from NYC who started the conversation with: “I’m jealous, is that bad?” I just had to ask why. And he answered: “Because of our distance and I don’t fit your age specs and someone will enjoy you instead of me…is that bad?” A little too slimy for me, but still nice to hear.
I’ve been e-mailing back and forth with a 41 year-old man who lives fairly close, he seems really nice, not the type I would normally go for but I am keeping an open mind. And to be honest I don’t even know if I have a type anymore. I’ve agreed to meet him for coffee today at 3PM. I’ve got a girlfriend who knows all the details, I even sent her a screen shot of his picture… You can never be too careful.