Be My… Date?

It’s Valentine’s Day, and I swore I wasn’t gonna blog about it. I wasn’t even going to acknowledge it… that’s how much I wanted not to be reminded of my singledom today.

Yeah, right.

Even those of us who are okay with being single are acutely aware of it today. It’s everywhere really, so you can’t avoid it. Co-workers had flowers delivered, the office kitchen was covered in heart shaped sweets, and my Facebook is cluttered with “Happy V-Day!!” status’ that quite frankly, make me want to puke.

…and as annoying as it is and as much as I’ve tried to ignore it, I can’t help but think about my current relationship status and what’s next for me.

My dating life is virtually non-existent right now. I deleted both my Plenty of Freaks and OKStupid accounts weeks ago, and the most action I’ve got lately is a few flirty emails from an Engineer at work- who I’m sure is trying to butter me up before he slaps some ridiculous project on my desk.

And so… I’m sitting here contemplating my next move, and aside from signing up for The Bachelor, the only thing I can do is take a deep breath and dive back into the hopeless world of online dating.

So, back to Plenty of Duds? Or OKStupid?

I don’t think so.

This time, I’m giving a new site a try.

I checked out HowAboutWe.com today, and I liked what I saw. It’s new, it’s different, and it’s refreshing.

The concept of How About We is to create dates instead of marketing yourself through an online profile. Users can create and post their own date ideas and then go and pick out other dates they’d be interested in going on. I think it’s a great idea because singles can connect over things they have in common. I can find someone to go to hockey games, search for fabulous new restaurants, and try new wines with.

I mean, aren’t we all sick of trying to figure out how to write the perfect profile? Say the right things? And is it just me or is anyone else growing seriously bored with the marathon messaging that NEVER. GOES. ANYWHERE. (This is probably my biggest dating pet-peeve right now. Step it up, boys!)

I also like the fact that people are being forced to be creative… I think it weeds out all the duds that aren’t really serious about making an effort.

I’m really excited to try out this new site, and if you want to check it out too- you can use the coupon code “VDAYFUN” to receive 33% off.

There is one downfall though, the site’s so new that there are no men in my area. So boys, help a girl out…

Sign up… and date me. :)

 

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17 thoughts on “Be My… Date?

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  2. lmao. Plenty of Freaks/Duds is RIGHT. omg. that site is horrible. All of them are liars. That’s how I met ManFriend and surprisingly he’s got a good job, house etc He’s stable on paper, but in the relationship dept? Oh hell no. He was a douche. On POF he claimed he wanted a long-term relationship. Uh, more like FWB.

    Might have to check out the new site. Since my current sorta crush likes someone else. Boo. Yet flirts with me? Yeah. Lame. Need me a good guy. Was also thinking of eharmony? Match is lame though. Don’t try that. It’s like the paid version of POF.

    • Yeah I think those sites are swarmed with people just looking to screw around. I’ve yet to meet one guy on there who had any real intentions. Oh wait- there was one- Needs-A-Nickname… but we all know how that ended.

      Check out the new site, see if there’s anyone in your area and let me know what you think, okay?

  3. Now THAT’S a very cool idea for a dating site. I think you could still look into meetup.com and find groups with similar interests. You could meet people that way too.

    Valentines is also called Single Awareness day. I think it’s another ridiculous attempt to depress people. Just as Christmas points out those with no family, V-day points out those who aren’t in relationships.

    Enjoy what YOU make of your life. Screw what the rest of the world thinks.

  4. That IS a cool idea for a dating site. If I’m back in the singles pond any time soon I’m gonna check it out! I’m also greedily excited that YOU might try it out because then I’ll get to read about creative and interesting dates. Cheers, T.

  5. Hi, I’m late to the party, but I had to comment on this new dating site concept, because on V-Day I was watching one of my local afternoon talk shows, and some guys in Hartford, CT (where I live) just came up with a similar concept of dating based on date interests/ culinary interests and I thought that was intriguing. Obviously yours is more extensive and the Hartford one was more about being a foodie/ local restaurants, but just the idea of framing dates around mutual interests or passions rather than reading profile after profile is just plain awesome.

    I don’t know about you, but if I have to read one more boring profile from a guy who is “laid back and likes to go to the gym” etc etc I’m going to stroke out. Or another Plenty of fish guy who tells me I “look like I could rock his world” emailing me, lol.

    • I’m soooo tired of reading profiles. They’re all the same! “Laid back, doesn’t want a girl who plays games or takes herself too seriously”. Ugh- it’s ALL the same!!

      You should check out this site too, and let me know what you think ok? I have to live vicariously through everyone else until SOMEONE in my city signs up!

  6. The idea of this new site sounds very interesting. And, since I’m a guy, and guys haven’t discovered the site yet… woo-hoo! I may have to give it a shot.

    Once I have my life back. Between the bank and divorce mediation and kids and work and all that, there’s not much of me left at the end of the day. But soon….

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