After my dressing up in leather leggings, I stayed home on Saturday relaxing on the couch watching the Hallmark Channel. I leisurely caught up on the doldrums of adulting. You know what I mean? Laundry and bill paying! Not the most fun way to spend a Saturday, but very necessary! We had a rainy day here anyway so I wasn’t going out.
Cozy on the couch I watched a few Hallmark movies. Because I hadn’t DVR’d anything, I had to sit through the commercials which is how I got my latest experience.
Hallmark Channel is famous for sappy romantic movies whose mostly female viewing audience are of (ahem) my age group. So when various commercials for online dating sites came on, over and over, I started thinking…and googling for one that fit me.
I tried a site for dating over 50 and I even made a profile. But after scrolling through the obscene amount of men who all had initial photos that were obviously backdated decades or had no photo whatsoever, I had serious second thoughts about online dating. I was turned off. I admit I wavered between horror and giggling at the absurdity of what some of them were saying in their profiles too. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to offend anyone, but seriously? Am I asking for too much? Wouldn’t you try to put your best foot forward? It’s even an online pay dating site so I thought there would be people out there who were really looking for a relationship. What’s this world coming to? I refused to pay to see the flirts and messages that pinged in over the course of the afternoon and evening. It just wasn’t worth it to me.
While that didn’t work for me and I deleted my profile, I’m impressed with the fact that I entered the online dating pool even if only for a night. And I have Hallmark to thank for that!