Monday, November 22, 2010

Krista! You have new top matches!

This is the subject line of emails I receive almost daily from an online dating site I joined.  I'm still trying to figure out what the "new" is pertaining to as it is filled with the same profiles time after time.  While on the topic of things that are unclear to me, I don't get the exclamation points either.  What are we so excited over?  The fact I am 30 and single again?  That my marriage failed? 

But I digress. 

I used to fall into the category of people who scoffed at online relationships.  Throw tomatoes at me if you must, but I couldn't see how they would work.  How a little questionnaire could get to the "real" you and find that one-in-a-million match.  I think I used the phrase "snake oil salesman" once or twice to describe the collective owners of these dating sites.

Then I went to 4 weddings in less than a year where the couples were matched by an extremely popular dating site.  I started to see the process in a slightly different light.  I saw real people that I know and love find the person that is genuinely their other half. 

Not long after that I found myself single again.  Yes, it's true I get set-up by many sweet and well meaning friends, but I kind of look at the process ahead of me like a whole new adventure.  Part of this being a new adventure requires me to do something different.  To take a few chances and see how my hand plays out. 

So Krista signed up for a dating site.  Anyone want to take bets on the outcome? ;-)


The Single MILF said...

But, but... RNG 1?

Krista said...

He's sweet, but being in the military with infant twins doesn't really leave him with lots of free time. So my search continues :-)

etoile said...

Hi stranger. I ran across your blog. I had a rough break-up recently and misery loves company. I love the way you write! I'm on the notorious dating site as well. Let me know how it goes. I've met some RNG's as well! :)

Krista said...

Just call me misery :-)