It’s experiment time, Gentle Readers!
Your hostess with the mostess (er… that’d be me, gang) took the big ol’ plunge this weekend and jumped headfirst into the world of Online Dating.
We all know that I work from home and don’t get out much to meet new people, so I’m giving this a try just to see what happens.
So…I did post a profile on a popular Dating site*, and surprisingly enough, within 12 hours I was already getting noticed. I had probably three or four of the freebie “Hellos” that subscribers can send, and despite the fact that the profiles didn’t appeal to me at all, I did find it strangely heartening.
During the course of today, however, I have come to the conclusion that I must be slightly obsessive-compulsive, because I can’t stop popping onto the site to see if I have any new messages or “Hellos”. Must. Not. Click. Again. Gaaah!
I was also somewhat ballsy (well, okay, for ME this is ballsy behaviour — maybe not for YOU) and sent out a few of the “Hellos” myself, all the while thinking, WTF am I doing?? I must be crazy… However, I did get a response back from one of my “Hellos” and a very nice, lengthy email. So I replied to his letter. And that’s where that stands.
The part that niggles at me a little, though, is the whole “popularity contest” angle of it all. Truth be told, Gentle Readers, Kris was a major geek all through Elementary and most (if not all) of Secondary school. And it does feel a little like sending a note to the cute boy in your History class and finding out he’s not interested in you at all. (Not that I ever did that, of course…) And that, if one stops to think about it in any depth, does sting a little.
Speaking of ballsy, though, I did also send a “Hello” to probably one of the most drop-dead gorgeous men I’ve ever seen (well, at least in a photo). He is absolutely stunning. I will definitely let you know if I even hear anything back from him. Of course, he’s also in Toronto, so our paths would likely never cross, but then again, who knows, right?
Aaaaaanyway. That’s that, gang. I shall keep you all posted on this Soap Opera that is my — er, my AE’s — life.
*And no, sorry, I’m not giving out more details than that, I’m afraid. See, Kris and her alter-ego are too competitive, and if news about the AE were to trickle through here onto the Blog, well, Kris would most likely have a diva-ish hissy fit and refuse to write a single word until that hussy, AE, was out of the picture.
Hm. Maybe schizophrenic would be more accurate than obsessive-compulsive… :D