It seems like January started a sudden burst of online dating interest. I guess being that it’s the new year, people are more interested in dating now that the holidays are over and maybe they’ve made new year resolutions to find someone special. Either way, I’ve been chatting with a few guys online for the past few days.
One asked me to meet for coffee at a local Starbucks so I’m going tomorrow. The only thing is this – his first photo is at least 5 years younger than the other ones so I’m not quite sure what he looks like. It’s weird, don’t you think? Why would you put your main photo as one that is obviously a younger you? It looks like a standard work photo, but the other ones are more casual along with him being wayyyy more grey haired and bearded. It’ll be interesting I’m sure. At least a coffee has an end time and it won’t drag on if there’s no zing.
It’s so stilted when you type chat with a stranger. And it’s annoying when they reach out, you answer and then they don’t write back for two days but you can see they’re online. When they finally do write back, I wonder why they didn’t write back before now. Or worse yet, they ghost after you answer. I think I prefer the ghosting. It’s all good. I’m not going to be everyone’s cup of tea and nobody I’m talking with right now feels like someone I want to get to know better anyway. I’m just going through the motions and maybe they are too. But at least I feel like I’m being more proactive.
My subscription to online dating is up in 2 weeks so I’ve been more active on the site than before because I feel like I have to get my money’s worth. LOL I’ll let you know how Starbucks guy is tomorrow. I’ve got no expectations so I feel at peace.
As for the other ones, let’s see what happens with them. Starbucks guy didn’t ask for my phone number (I like it better that way) and asked to meet face to face which I like as well because then I don’t feel like I’m giving out personal information. Now I just have to decide what I’m wearing…ha ha….this is a kinda date you know! Jeans, boots and a sweater sounds good to me. Casual but nice. Let’s hope he does the same.