we meet again… (my return to internet dating)

16 April 2009

So about a month ago I disabled my okc account.  I was just tired of it, bored really.  Which given that I had signed up as a means of something to do when I was bored, well, it had defeated its purpose.

I had been getting some decent messages.  That is how I met* the swell guy, the virginian, Dan the Catholic (who I mentioned has up and moved to LA and cut off all his hair), and another guy who lives in my neighborhood who seemed interested, but has dropped communication with me.  However, I decided that I didn’t want to deal with it any more.

Two days ago I reactivated my account.  Since I’m in a new neighborhood now, I decided to go ahead and see who was out there.  I began getting emails quickly — yay for a confidence boost.  So now, basically, I’m corresponding with a small number of men from different areas and neighborhoods.  A good number of them seem to be impressed by my nerdery and geekiness.  (I’m a lipstick geek… and yes, I would wear a skirt to a LAN party.  Probably a short one.)

Anyway.  I’m very selective about who I message — I’ll reply to people based on content, attractiveness or mood, but for me to initiate means that I’m generally pretty interested in getting to know that person.  (See: Musing on my (internt) dating life) So far, since reactivating, I’ve initiated contact with only two guys (who surprisingly share the same name).  One of whom, sweaterboy, I’m planning on meeting tomorrow night at Andy T’s concert.

I’m looking forward to it.  But yes, I do realize that other than his profile and the handful of emails we’ve exchanged, I really don’t know this guy.  But we’re meeting in public and I’ve got a drummer on my side.  He seems like a pretty awesome guy, so I’m not terribly worried.  We’ll see.  We’ll see.

*met meaning that I’ve really only met two of them in person — the virginian and dan.
  • Cameron Sharpe

    Online Dating

    For me : one of the great romantic date ideas is to spend it out with nature. Go on a picnic trip in a secluded area with a great view. Or a candle lit dinner in your own backyard, patio or terrace. Use the stars as your backdrop and the candles to create intimacy.

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