Friday, July 25, 2008

...and another thing

Another thing that really bums me out about this whole online dating thing and I guess dating in general, is the whole "getting to know each other" phase. I mean, it CAN be really great and I did have a great experience with that one guy. But honestly, at this point I'm so tempted to just say "Here's a link. Go spend all night reading this blog and call me in the morning if you're still interested." It's the introvert in me.

And one MORE thing. I'm amazed at the folks who DON'T Google. I'm serious. The FIRST thing I do when I get a person's name is drop out of whatever conversation or email we're in and head STRAIGHT for Google. I guess I'm the only one who does that??? For me, the day Google came online is like the 8th day of creation. God woke up from his rest and said, "oh, and one more thing....Google."

Another teensy tiny problem I have is the right-brained random side (which is more like a side and three-quarters in me) that forgets to whom she's said what. This is why, up to this point, I've determined to only "date" or communicate with one person at a time. Anyone who knows me very well at all knows that I'm not the greatest at multi-tasking. In fact, I tend to hyper-focus on one thing at a time to the exclusion of all else. Which is NOT conducive at all to dating.

I've got this friend who is doing the online dating thing as well. That girl amazes me. She sees 2 or 3 guys at once all the time. She told me about meeting one guy's family over a dinner and then leaving there and going out with the other guy. I'd not be able to do that for one simple reason. I talk too much. I can't imagine not having at least ONE good story from the family dinner since family dinners are usually wrought with good stories. Here's one of my favorite fictional family dinner stories. That particular dinner only got better. When those sorts of things happen, and I tend to attract those sorts of things, I'm talking about it with the very next person I see.

Have a great weekend blog and internet friends! I'll try and make some good stories to tell.








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2 comments:

seithman said...

No, you're not the only one who does the Google thing. I've done it before, too. And I know someone who did it to me. Of course, I'll be honest, the guy who Googled me kind of creeped me out. But then, he did it the same day he sent me a "hello," before I even responded.

grace said...

Jarred:
I mostly just do it to verify that the person actually exists and is who they say they are. It just seems like a pretty good safety precaution.