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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

impatience

This dating on the interweb thing is strange. The few exchanges before you meet someone can make it seem like you know much more about them then you do. Because, really, you know nothing.

Nothing except what they've chosen to reveal to you. And that could be either very little, or a complete lie.

Yes, this may be no different than meeting someone the "old-fashioned" way. After all, two I dated after meeting without the aid of the interweb ended up being 1) not yet really divorced and b) living in his parents' basement.

No, I really didn't know either was the case for a few months. Yes, I need to ask more questions.

Anyway, back to what I was saying... what was I saying?

Oh, so, after my date the other night, I thought there was potential. But with a missed text and a missed joke, the whole thing has apparently fallen apart.

It's just too easy in this pick-a-new-date interweb world to say, next. Before giving something a chance.

And we all know I'm a give-a-chance kinda girl. Perhaps to a fault.

I just get frustrated. I know I'm fabulous. And I know someday I'll find someone fabulous who agrees with me. I'm just getting a little impatient.

2 comments:

Julie said...

You're right, online dating doesn't differ much from in-person meetings. I had plenty of perfectly enjoyable evenings with nice men with whom I shared no chemistry, and it happened regardless of the initial meeting place. In fact, I met The Boy on craigslist.

One thing I did learn was to ALWAYS have a phone exchange before meeting in person. That way, I could ask direct questions (people are less inclined to lie to a 'yes or no' question), and find out if date conversation would be like pulling teeth. If it was, I ran like hell.

KennethSF said...

Hang in there, Ramblin' Girl. Miracles tend to happen when they're least expected.