Online dating is kind of like wearing a condom -- it makes all the sense in the world, but doesn’t quite feel natural. In both cases, however, the benefits significantly outweigh the drawbacks, so here I am. And now that I’ve scared off the Vacation Bible School crowd, I shall proceed with my intro.
I make my living as a sports columnist. People often tell me that I have the world’s greatest job. They’re right. Well, they’re almost right. It’s actually a close second behind massage evaluator, but it’s still a good one. The only downside is that my schedule was plucked straight out of the acclaimed self-help book “How to Thoroughly Annoy Your Girlfriend.” It’s not that I don’t have ample time for a fulfilling relationship, but with nights, weekends and travel – I hardly work at a 9-to-5 pace. It’s just good for you to know this in advance.
Speaking of travel, while I love my country, there’s little I look forward to more than leaving it every summer or two. I just returned from a three-week trek through Egypt and Israel and would flaunt 50 pictures from my trip if the site allowed it. So far, I’ve knocked out five continents and have unrealistic aspirations of visiting the remaining two before I’m 30. Checks and money orders toward this cause are welcome. Oh, quick tip if you’re new to international travel: Stay at hostels! Not because they’re cheap, but because they’re crawling with backpackers from around the world who will become your mini best friends overnight. If the sights, culture and nightlife are the meat, bread and cheese of your vacation, the hostel crowd is the secret sauce that makes it a delicacy. Trust me on this one.
There’s nothing better than being in love, but I’m not here to manufacture a relationship. If I meet someone spectacular, awesome. If I just make a few friends, that’s cool as well. As far as what I’m looking for: While I’m not going to pretend like beauty isn’t important to me, if a woman is without personality, humor, intelligence and kindness – I’m not going to be intrigued. Come on, people – there’s a lot more to a relationship than just sex! I mean, what are we supposed to do for the other two hours on Sundays?