The latest trend in city dating: going online. Recently, some friends have talked to me about their online dating experiences and recommended that I create a profile on eHarmony or Match to help me meet my two date minimum this year.
Because I'm so awful at regular dating, I'm actually thinking about this.
My past online dating experiences weren't great, but in hearing about the success from my friends, I'm considering giving it another shot.
So before I start looking into memberships, I took a stab at writing my own personal ad. Take a look below and let me know your thoughts.
Single lady in Chicago
Single, young professional in Chicago looking to meet a guy with a great sense of humor. I love pop culture, movies, television and sports, especially college football. I also like shopping but I can pay for it so I won't be stealing money out of your wallet.
Right now, I'm looking for a guy who can make me laugh and treat me like a lady. Similar interests are important and you must not have any of the following:
- A tendency to lie a lot or cheat
- A physical attraction to any of my girlfriends
- Lack of personal hygiene
- Bad credit or a lot of debt
- Dislike of strong women
- Anger management issues
- A problem with picking up the tab - I can take care of myself, but it's nice to have someone be the "guy" on the date.
Also, must not mind helping on household chores and going out to dinner and doing fun stuff around the city. I've lived here nearly four years, but I still love exploring and seeing new things. I don't mind sitting home some nights but I'm not a hermit.
I don't put out on the first date but a kiss is optional depending on how the date goes. Also, I don't have a problem with appropriate PDA but keep you tongue to yourself if we're out in public. That's for private time. Possibly boyfriends might have to submit to an STD screening test.
I'm not crazy, I have a good job and group of friends. I enjoy working out and living a healthy life but I don't sacrifice food that I want to eat or alcohol. I enjoy working out and lifting weights but I don't have a big neck. Plus, it is important to me that my dad like you because should he not and we break up, there is a 50/50 chance you'll disappear in the middle of the night. We're only violent when prompted.
So I think that's a winning ad. Wouldn't you want to date me?
In all seriousness, maybe it wouldn't hurt to look into an online dating membership. Would make for good blog fodder right?
Anyone have big weekend plans? I'm off to Iowa tomorrow night for the Iowa/Wisconsin game, I'm already looking forward to Sunday's "key learnings" post!