Happy Wednesday lovelies! It’s time for a drink. I’ve survived my first half-week of online dating (that deserves a celebration, right?). Let’s talk about what’s happened so far. There’s good news, and then there’s bad news.
Let’s start with the bad news…
First of all, on FonMatch, it allows you to browse local singles from your immediate vicinity, up to 6,000 miles. Obviously, I’m keeping this local, so I kept it to 5 miles. This is San Francisco, for Pete’s sake, there should be enough single men to go around. Secondly, FonMatch allows you to either ‘wink’ or send a message to potential dates. I uploaded a couple decent pictures of myself, and voila! Within a couple hours I had 5 or 6 winks and a few messages.
Turns out, San Francisco is smaller than you’d think. I got a message from a really cute guy, “Hey there. I’m pretty new at this but you look like a beautiful girl and I’d love to get to know you a little better.” He was a 28-year-old accountant with brown hair and blue eyes. Meow. Except for one thing: I’d already been on a date with this guy! Aaaaaand, he was a complete a-hole. Sure he was hot, but on our first and only date, he insisted I only eat a salad (if I expected him to pay), and he immediately asked if he could come over to my place after dinner. Once I politely declined, he politely said he was not interested in going on a second date. Ouch. Needless to say, I won’t reply to his FonMatch message.
Now the good news…
Out of the 12 messages I’ve received to my online dating profile, 2 of them are actually potential hotties. Bachelor #1: 29, 6 foot, shaggy brown hair, and he works at a tech start-up. We’ve been chatting a bit, but he actually wants to meet…already. It’s not an official date, though. His start-up is hosting a pub crawl on Polk Street this week and he invited me to come. I think it’s his non-threatening way to make sure I’m not a total weirdo. Which is great, because I’d like the same insurance. Bachelor #2: 31, 5’11, short brown hair, accountant (well, this is San Francisco). This guy and I have no plans to meet in person yet, but the conversation within the FonMatch chat platform is decent. He seems pretty funny, and he plays saxophone, which can either be tragically endearing or actually really great.
I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, tell me about your awful, average, or awesome online dating experiences.