A Rant ( read at your own risk, there are a lot exclamation points)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I'm not sure what it means that I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that I'm trying the online dating thing. Or, to more realistically name it, online LOOKING! Cause let me tell you, I have gotten nary a date for all my efforts.

It's ridiculous!

I mean, look at me! I'm a mostly normal individual. Yes I have my quirks, but for the most part I think I'm on the average to above average side. I'm not hideous and I would like to think that I have a somewhat decent sense of humor - people don't actively avoid me in social situations. In fact, people have been known to say that I am witty on more than one occasion. So what does it mean that I can't find someone online to even like me enough to go out on a limb and ask me out for coffee?

Am I really asking for that much? Am I really asking for something that the male half of the population is incapable of providing? Somehow I don't think so!

I'm not asking for you to be Brad Pitt ok? I'm definitely one of those people who's willing to give the inside a chance to improve the outside, especially since for me the inside can completely knock you out of the running no matter your outside.

But still - I need you to be intelligent and I need you to have a sense of humor, mostly because I have to be able to talk to your ass! I'm not saying it has to be school/academic intelligence, I'm not even going that far (though college educated would be a treat), I'm just saying don't be an idiot!

I want someone to ask me out on a real date. One where we plan in advance, meet for coffee or hot chocolate, and sit down to chat. I'm sorry I'm not gonna be that girl that you take to the 'club' for some grinding - I'm not saying we'll never get there, but it's gonna take you a minute to make me believe you're worth the effort.

I like holding hands with someone; I like snuggling up against you while we're watching TV or a movie. I like it even more when I get to the point in a relationship where I get to just go up and hug you for no reason whatsoever besides the fact that I know I'll fit and because I'm happy to see you.

I like the idea that possibly for no reason at all you might bring me 1 flower or a dozen.

And the idea that I could feel comfortable enough to share the good and the bad, the goofy and the serious, the cool and the nerdy? I love that idea.

Does nobody else?

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