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.
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.
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. :)