Saturday, May 01, 2010

My adventures in online dating...

Im not an online dater. I dont get the whole "online thing"....

A friend of mine is over one night, and shes bitching about guys, as it turns out that we are both going through some stupid times when it comes to members of the opposite sex. To me that is fairly common, but she's not used to how annoying men can truely be as she was in a long term relationship and is brand new to dating all over again.

I said "THATS IT. Lets go online and find you a boyfriend". So we go to plenty of fish, and start flicking through the profiles - which seems like rocket science becuase you have to input your postal code (Canada's version of a Zip code for our American readers), and find people in your area, or within x amount of miles.

I can barely navigate this site, but manage to find myself looking at THOUSANDS of men in Toronto who want to date. I click on guy, who's not particularily attractive, but its not for me, so i dont care. I read his profile, and his job in his 20s was building muppets and fraggles.

My heart skipped 10 beats.

If you are a long time reader of this blog, then you are well aware of how much i love the Muppets, and in turn, found myself registering on this website just to tell him so.

If you have signed up before for online dating, then you know what an intense process it is....if you have NOT signed up before - spare yourself...its a fairly intense process. But I digress.

I sign up, and email this guy about how cool his job is, and we email back and forth about the Muppets for approximately 10 minutes, and then i get bored. becuase "THATS must have been the coolest job, i love the muppets" conversation has exhausted itself, and I cant figure out how to delete my profile - so i go to bed.

I call up a couple of my friends the next day, to ask if they have ANY idea how to delete my one does, but they listen to my story, laughing, and all agree that "Only you would do soemthing this ridiculous". Miss Ash suggets meeting him becuase maybe he'll build me my own muppet, which is something i never thought of asking, and as I told a few friends about what has happened, a number of them inquired about whether he takes orders.

I sign into Plenty of Fish, and send him another email, explaining what has happened over the past 24 hours, and asked him if he would make Muppets for people he doesnt know....and he never emailed me back.

C'est la vie. But I found out how to delete my profile.


wigsf said...

I've ventured into the meeting people through online methods. (Okay, that sentence was all kinds of bad grammar but you get the idea.) I've tried the fish one, eharmony and at least two others of which their name escapes my mind. (Ironically, I'm currently listening to So Lonely by The Police. Randomish decision made by iTunes.) Basically, I've tried enough to have learned a few things. The free sites are for hookups only. My hair stylist recommened the fish one because "everybody [he] knows on that site got laid on the first date." If you just wanna get laid, go to the free sites. Not exactly the route I want to go, but I was lonely. I tried it anyway and got no where. If you actually want to meet somebody of substance, the paid sites are the way to go.
My best experiences were through eHarmony. Cost me pretty good coin and I'm still single. In the end, I feel as though I learned important things about myself and about, you know, women.
At this point, I've given up. But the process can work. My best friend is currently in a great relationship that started through eHarmony. (It does work. Just not for me.)
C'est la vie, right?

rawbean said...

PP you're so mysterious.

But I totally understand your hesitation, there is still taboo attached to online dating - but I think it's much much less than it used to be.

I think you should have given that guy a chance!

And I agree with WIGSF, eharmony is the only way to go if you're serious about meeting someone.

Princess Pessimism said...

OHHH NO NO. I dont WANT to date online - I have too many problems with men already. LOL! I just thought it was funny because I signed up JUST to tell someone what a cool job they had.

WIGSF - Youre in toronto right?? I know lots of single chicks in the tdot that i could hook you up with.

Rawbean - why am I so mysterious????

berly02 said...

Love it.
Best online dating story I have ever heard!

Anonymous said...

Thanks but I'm good.

Princess Pessimism said...

BERLY!!! Im so glad youre still around.

WIGSF - Ok ok =)

2 Dollar Productions said...

This sounds like one of those "be careful what you wish for" scenarios. Ha. My guess is that the Muppet Man would be nowhere near as cool as his job title suggests, and he might install a creepy hidden camera in said muppet if he ever made one. Maybe not, but you can't be too safe when venturing online for these kinds of things.

Christielli said...

Wow. I love the Muppets and the Fraggles too! What a cool job! I would have totally messaged him too.

And boo to annoying times with guys. We've all been there!

Princess Pessimism said...

2DP - OH YES. Im willing to bet youre right about him being 1/4 cool as his job. AND he told me his name was Robin. I never thought about that - him installing cameras in muppet eyeballs. I had a friend who used to think that Microsoft did that when they put out Furbees. LOL

Christielli - I LOVE muppets!!! How exciting.

Miss Ash said...

Oh god I was just going to mention the furby thing with the "cameras" LOL!

ideasinforum said...

Lovely story :)

Wiwille said...

Mabye he would've done it for some cash. He probably doesn't like taking his work home with him. Still I can't believe the conversation got that boring. You two could've rambled on for hours on what Animal and Sam the Eagle truly represented.

Princess Pessimism said...

wiwillie - i TRIED...he didnt want to talk to me. LOL