Monday, November 8, 2010

Find Me a Find, Catch Me a Catch

Like I said in my one and only blog entry to date, we sing a lot in our office. I've been humming "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" from Fiddler on the Roof in my head today.

Yes, I've taken the plunge. I signed up for yesterday. My first foray into the online dating world. In setting up my profile, I flew through the preliminary questions with ease, keeping in mind the sound advice of E-squared... let your personality show. Kinda hard though when you only get 200 characters. But then I got to the "About Me" section. This is the space to really let your personality shine. Talk about who you are and who/what you are looking for. The text field was huge... daunting in fact... maximum 4,000 characters. 4,000?! You would think I would revel in such luxury of space for words ... until I tried to write. I hit a brick wall.

"If you're looking for a fun-loving, adventurous person up for new challenges, that's me!" STOP. Delete, delete, delete. This is not a want-ad and definitely no cheese, please. "I'm a single, divorced woman looking for...". STOP. Delete, delete, delete. That says nothing about me but stating the obvious. I need inspiration... why is this so difficult? Ok, I'll look at the sample profiles. "Hi, I'm putting a beacon out there. Yes, I'm single." That's the opening line of one of their sample profiles? Ok I would never use the word "beacon", so that's out. Next one... "I'm a laid-back dude that doesn't mind the occasional Happy Meal." Seriously, these are the sample opening lines? Ok that guy's is kinda funny about the Happy Meal, but I can't use that material. I start writing again. Words are flowing, but I stop, reread, and delete, delete, delete.

Maybe I should just put in my headline "Fun-loving, adventurous, over-thinker"!


  1. Way to take the plunge! Looking forward to your adventures.

  2. I am so proud of you taking the first step. It's entertaining, "I Guarantee It!" (said in my best Men's Warehouse spokesman voice).