2013 Dating Challenge Update: Online Dating
In September, I declared I would give it another try. After all, the year wasnâ€™t up yet and I was interested in going on dates. Â That week after writing that blog post, I reactivated my account on the same online dating site I signed up on last year.
I updated the “about me” section, uploaded new photos and began searching online for potential suitors. I “winked” at a few guys and also sent emails to those I thought seemed like potential matches. No response…
After being on the site for a few weeks with no luck, I made some minor changes to my profile. Itâ€™s good to make changes when things have been idle for a while. Making changes somehow brings a new pool of guys to view your page.
I had listed in my profile that Iâ€™m a Redskins fan, so after the Cowboys vs. Redskins game, a guy on the dating site reached out to me with the usually Cowboys/Redskins banter. It was a cute approach. We went back and forth via email for about a week and once the opportunity presented itself to meet in person, he didnâ€™t follow through with plans so we never met up.
Since then, things have been quiet on the site for me. I havenâ€™t come across any new guys that Iâ€™m attracted to. Instead, Iâ€™ve been contacted by young guys (Gabrielle Union has us believing young is the way to go but Iâ€™m not entertaining someone fresh out of college) or I have receive winks from men over 40 (Theyâ€™re old enough to be an uncle…I canâ€™t).
I have about a month left to go on the site since I paid for three months. I donâ€™t plan on paying for any additional months once my three months are up! Iâ€™m not sure online dating is the best avenue for me. It works for some people; a lot of people have met their spouses online. I know for me, meeting potential suitors behind a computer screen right now is not going to work.
Maybe Iâ€™ll feel different if Iâ€™m still single at age 40…