Divorce, Single Parenting, Dating, Sex, & Self-Recovery

It Never Fails and Then Fails Completely: The Promise of the “Match”

online dating is like fishing for womenSo online dating is the way these days. That’s what I hear. It’s a pretty mixed bag in my experience. Here’s something that never fails to get a rise out of me.

“You have 3 new matches today. This could be the day!”

It’s like a pavlovian response… “What if…”

And like many fantasies, my hopes are dashed in the first few seconds after clicking on the link.

It’s not that she’s always unattractive. It’s not that she’s usually on the older side of my range. It’s not that I’m all that set in my definition of what I want. (I think I am appreciative of most types of women.) But it is usually something in the overall package that is an OFF and not an ON.

For some reason, that’s the only type of woman who initiates a match with me, before I make the first move. So that’s the way it is eh? Just like traditional old dating, the guy has to put it out there and the women get to respond with a thumbs up or thumbs down.

Okay, I really am fine with that. I have registered 33 winks TO WOMEN, and received 8 winks FROM WOMEN. And only one resulted in a date, which I then jumped the gun on. Oh well, off to wink and flirt in the online fishing pond. Not holding my breath.

Sincerely,

The Off Parent

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