I hate dating. Always have, even when I was younger. I hate that whole 'trying to figure the other person out' thing. No one, when they're first starting to date, reveals their true character. It can take several years for that to come out (trust me...I know this to be true...sometimes even up to 12 years or so.) People are usually on their best behavior during those first several months of dating and they seem ideal. Pretty soon you're smitten and blind to their faults and quirks. Sooner or later though, your vision returns and things start to bother you.
Can you tell how much I dislike dating? I do. A lot.
Imagine how much I liked being on match.com. At first it was kind of fun, getting lots of winks and emails but then I noticed something: every single profile is pretty much the same. "I'm an easy going guy that likes to have a good time. I treat a lady well and I'm honest and trustworthy." Yadda yadda yadda. Really? Every single man on this site is honest and trustworthy? Riiiiight. I recognized several men on that site from my area and know that many of them are crooks and cheaters. I've already had enough of that!
After going on a few dates, I decided that I don't need that. I am NOT desperate, and I already have plenty of friends I go out with. In fact, my schedule is so packed that many times, I'm arranging to meet friends a few nights a week. Last Saturday night, I went out with my best friend and we had THE BEST time! I can't remember the last time I had that much fun!
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