When you're a single mom, with a full time job and a very active social life, meeting new people is not always easy. Now I know, one would think that the term "active social life" means you're out there moving and shaking. That really isn't the case. I have a variety of friends, several different circles, all with one thing in common. We all spend time with the same people. So meeting "new" people just isn't happening. What's a girl to do? Online dating of course. I didn't want to, I fought it every step of the way but Sharon pointed out two things to me. One, I'm not going to meet anyone new at her house. Two, it will be good blog material.
She was right, so let me tell you about my latest "online dating" experiences...here's what I've got so far.
The thing with online dating that I've come to realize and sadly accept is that men (not all but most) seem to think that email is an open forum for them to just throw away normal social rules of propriety. For example:
No,it is not okay to ask me what my favorite sexual position is.
I will not, ever, in any situation send you pictures of my boobs.
Thank you for the unsolicited photo of your penis, apparently it is the brains behind your whole operation.
Is sending me pictures of your boat, the view from your front row first base line Red Sox seats and your Mercedes Benz (when all I asked for was a picture of you)supposed to impress me? I mean seriously, pretentious much?
When I ask you your name, and you say Greg and then three days later I called you back and your voice mail says your name is Gary, were you truly expecting me to be okay with that lie? Really? You actually thought I'd still meet you?
Okay, so it's been two weeks that I've been doing the online dating thing and so far I've dealt with liars and sociopaths and creeps. How's that for fun? I feel like I've entered a world that I just don't recognize.
Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.