So after 6 months as what could only be classified as utter online dating failure I think its time for a new plan. I think its important to review what I've learned and hopefully use that new found knowledge to improve my obviously sub par performance up to this point. So what have we learned? Writing a witty and engaging intro email is not nearly as easy as Tina Fey makes it look. No many how many times i look at a picture of myself on a dating site I will never be comfortable with it. Everybody has a different definition of what "body type" means (for the record I'm a hair under 6'4" 235lbs and working on losing about 10-15 more lbs). I asked my doctor and he said that officially puts me in the "about average" category, I lean toward a few extra pounds but I'm going with the professional haha. I have pet peeves that prior to match I had no idea existed.
1. Winks from guy to girl are creepy. (Sorry but all I can picture is Larry from 3's .Company)
2. I understand there's a lot of very attractive wonderful women on here (amazing to me to start with) and you probably get literally dozens of emails a week and winks (ugh) but If you take the time to read an email (because you can see when someone reads your email, and you're not interested why not take a second and hit one of matches wonderfully prepared "no thanks" responses?
3. There are crazy people looking for a date.
4. As much as I try not to I still check my account daily.
And 5. what is with the constant parade of faces across the top of the page? I't's like America's most wanted!!! Right?!?
Ok so if you've made it to this point thank you and I'm impressed. So what do we really want to know about someone we may date? I mean realistically if you don't like my pictures than I really have very little chance here right? I mean how often do you think someone looks at a profile, thinks the person is not someone they'd date, then read this 1000 or so word intro and says "you know what, I'm ok with him after all, I can live with that face"??? Of course I'm being sarcastic........
Here's what you need to know about me. I'm a good guy, I know everyone says that and why believe me but I am and if you want I'll give you my mom's number and you can call and ask her. I love my family and friends, living on the lake, live music, Panthers football and naps (c'mon who doesn't?). I am honest, sarcastic (shocker), witty and generous and I would do anything for the people I love. As much as I (kind of) joked above about my match experience I am optimistic and hopeful that this will work for me/us.
I'm looking for someone to spend time with and get to know. Have some fun hanging out. I'm working my way back into shape and I'm excited about it and making progress. I'm just a kid at heart. Looking for someone to explore life with. I'd love to get out more, volunteer, take day trips, maybe hike or picnic in the country somehwere. Just do something fun.
I'm just a regular guy who hasn't found the right person yet. That's why we're all here right.
I appreciate you taking the time to read about me if you've gotten this far and wish you the best on your search. If what you've read peaks your interest or curiosity shoot me an email (there's a risky idea YOU email me haha).
Thanks for reading,