November 7, 2011 Leave a comment
So, yeah, I tried online dating. I’m not sure I’m the online dating type, but this attempt definitely did not work out for me. I made the profile. Searched through the various female profiles for possible matches. Found some interesting prospects and messaged them. And then silence. I did that 10-15 times before I decided to stop.
I’d be hurt by the rejection, but it’s really not that big of a deal. Some girl read my profile and decided not to respond. I never responded to anyone that initially contacted me (because they were weird), so I guess I can’t really blame them. I think I am more of a meet someone in person type of guy rather than this whole awkward online thing anyway. Maybe I’ll try again in a few months. We’ll see.
To me, the main point is that I was confident enough to try. Since gaining a lot of weight I somewhat put my dating life in the backseat. It was much easier that way. So just the fact that I was willing to put myself out there again is a step in the right direction. With each successive step in this thing I’m doing I get more and more confident in myself. Maybe that will translate into more successes in my personal life. Maybe not. Who really knows? But at least I’m trying.