Remember the movie “How to loose a guy in 10 days”??? Well, as a blogger I have a funny story related to this movie. I tried it and it back fired on me…BIG TIME!
I wanted to meet someone new, I wanted to fall in love again, I wanted to allow someone into my crazy normal life…Basically, I was ready to meet Mr. Right as I was tired of Misters Right Now! But I was 100% convinced that DATING WEB SITES DID NOT WORK, so I wanted to try it and report my feedback by blogging sbout it, hence the post: “ONLINE DATING DOES NOT WORK” ( so I thought! )
I do not go out “clubbing” or go to any “meat market bars”…I definitely can not endure another “I have a friend I want to introduce you to”….I have had it with all of that. So I decided to give the ONLINE DATING a try ( as a blogger I could once and for all prove that online dating does not work for everyone…Ha! ) I have been to weddings of couples that met online. My friend Sue met the man of her dreams on Match.com, Jen met and married Jerry on EHarmony and they now have two kids…But I was still not convinced!
I am too stubborn and was determined that this would never work for me. My friend Susan told me once that I was too Brazilian for an American and too American for a Brazilian… A harsh reality check, but she was right! Well, I still went for it and signed up on PLENTY OF FISH! There were some scary pictures and profiles out there I must say…. But after a couple of days, ( really 2 days only ) I saw a nice German guy’s profile that caught my attention. I went ahead and sent him a message: “Hi, nice profile”. For my amazement and amusement he replied! I almost felt off the couch as I could not believe it! Who knew??? There are real & live people at the other end of the screen…Shocking! Anyways, we started to exchange messages via the Plenty of Fish message board. After a week or so, he sent me his cell number and asked me for mine… So we started to texting and he eventually asked: How about meeting for a drink? I gasped! OMG! WHAT??? In person??? Holy cow, how would I handle meeting him in person? I said yes and we set up our first official date. As soon we had the place and time picked out I texted my BFF, Carol his full name, phone number, the company he worked for ( yes I called to double check ) where we would be meeting and what time….A girl can never be too cautious!
After the initial awkward 2 minutes, I became very interested in what he was saying, the questions he was asking and the laughs we were sharing rather than anything else… I had a really good time.
As we were walking out of the restaurant ( Season’s 52 ) I said: “If we ever go out again, we should go for sushi!” ( sushi was one of the subjects that we talked about as we both love sushi! ). And he stopped walking and replied: “IF? We will not go out again only IF YOU don’t want to, I would love to see you again!” At that very moment I stopped and thought to myself: REALLY? ARE THERE ACTUALLY NORMAL PEOPLE OUT THERE DOING ONLINE DATING? And my second thought was: He is a rapist, a murderer and/or a serial killer…He does the online dating thing to attract girls and out of a sudden BAM!!!!!! He attacks!!!!! So, I smiled and said ok, let’s set up another date soon. We said goodbye and I went our separate ways… ( I raced home making sure he was not following me…I am such a dork! )
We kept texting, we went out several times and we started to date. After 2 weeks we went “steady”. After the third week together we were girlfriend & boyfriend. After 3 months he asked me to move in….AND I DID as I was madly in love!
I thought that by “trying the online dating” I was going to prove a point that it does not work for everybody. Naturally, all girls should be cautious and careful with it as I am sure that there are some “not so nice” peeps out there as well.
We have been together for over 1 year now and I am still very much in love!
So, for all the skeptical single people out there: THE ONLINE DATING THINGY DOES WORK! The world has changed and evolved…We do everything online – shopping, banking, marketing, advertising, networking and socializing….why not dating???