Two years ago I joined an online dating site. It was quite eye opening. You’re basically shopping for a date. Once I got into the flow of it, I had a few first days and I think one second date. During the whole online thing I met someone through a mutual friend. The online dating stopped. Now here I am two years later giving it another shot. Several friends encouraged me with ‘why not, what do you have to lose’. And it’s true, what do I have to lose. I’m ready to find love so I need to be open to it in any form it may take. It is challenging to decipher the guys who are serious and those who are just trolling. It’s like a job, sorting through profiles, emails, likes, winks, etc. But I’ve decided to just go for it.
There are several guidelines I have set for myself. When I’m interested, I’m going to send an email and if he responds, we’ll see where it goes. If he’s not, move along. No hurt feelings. When someone reaches out to me and I’m not interested, I’m going to tell them right away. No need to string anyone along or settle for anything that doesn’t feel right.
Who knows what will happen. Maybe I’ll meet someone online but maybe I’ll meet them in the grocery store or coffee shop or walking down the street. I will be sure to share more here.