I Blame The Hallmark Channel For My Latest Experience

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!


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15 Responses to I Blame The Hallmark Channel For My Latest Experience

  1. The V Pub says:

    There’s something about online dating that is the antithesis to romance. Happy Halloween 🎃


    • janieleeds says:

      I know Rob! But I’m not meeting anyone in person these days so I thought I’d dip my toe into the online waters to see what would happen. I’d much prefer the lock eyes across a crowded room and begin to talk in person, rather than scrolling through nameless men while I’m comfy on my couch. Happy Halloween to you too!

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  2. Good for you for being open and putting yourself out there, even if only momentarily!

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  3. I’m impressed you dipped your toe in the dating pond. 🤔 I wonder if your ideal man is having the same hesitation 😬 such a waste 😍


  4. Letitgocoach says:

    I too am happy you checked it out. xx Good for you! xx


  5. Lol I tried online deleted within a few hrs just doesn’t sit right with me


  6. TJ Fox says:

    From someone who met their Hubby through online dating, I will say, don’t totally give up on it as an option. Is it perfect? Absolutely not! It is dating after all and dating, no matter how you do it, can be insane. But it has its really good qualities as well. It is possible the site you went to just wasn’t right for you, but another one would be better. Just something to think about.


  7. Ijeoma says:

    Kudos to you for trying, at least you didn’t knock it until you tried it. 🙂


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