Sunday, November 25, 2007

"Another Saturday Night & I Ain't Got Nobody ..."

After returning home yesterday evening from taking the girls down to the mall and torturing myself with the aromatic smells of coffee at Seattle's Best while blogging at Borders, I had some free time online because I had caught up with all of my regular reads and there was no one on to play Scrabulous with. What to do? What to do? I know! I'll sign up for this free dating site that I had heard about and see what's who's out there.

Having paid good money to be rejected on eHarmony.com, Match.com, and even Yahoo! Personals in the past, I have a major aversion to shelling out cash for dating sites as I just don't think a person should pay for feeling like the last person picked for the kickball team during gym! DateHookup.com is a 100% free dating site that has a chat feature, forums, dating ideas (like I need an idea - what I need is a date!), and a pretty easy to use search function. Of course the thing that appealed the most to me is that it's FREE! Free is a good thing in my book, a very good thing!

So, I set up a profile with some basic information (ah yes, the dreaded "body type" question - I hate that question!!), tossed on a semi-decent picture (at least for me), and proceeded to see who was available in my neck of the woods. Surprisingly, there were quite a few guys in my area - even some right here in Norwich - but I'm not the type to initiate first contact as I always hear my mother's voice ringing through my head saying "nice girls don't call boys". I guess that means nice girls don't wink at boys on dating sites either! Still, it was nice to see that there are men my age out there who are also looking for "the one". Considering that Prince Charming has obviously lost his way to my house, I guess I have to start somewhere, right??

I played around with it for a little while and then called it a night to go upstairs and watch the end of Spiderman 2 (ah, Toby Maguire battling it out with Alfred Molina!). Imagine my surprise when I checked my email this morning and found that someone had actually winked at me - me! Too bad the guy lives in Fargo, North Dakota but hey - a wink is a wink and that's one more wink then I've had in a long time!

Hmm, reminds me of a mutilated line from Casablanca - "here's winking at you, kid!" I'll let you know if anymore winks come my way!

14 comments:

  1. Even from a place like Fargo, a wink is a wink and a nice way to start off the day. Cheers!!

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  2. I don't envy you in the dating game, it's just like too much hard work. but you're right, a wink is a wink!

    As for a Saturday night at home...at least you don't have a hangover this morning. I'm certainly glad that those particular days of youth are over.
    Cheers

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  3. I just winked at you with both eyes.

    Oops... guess that's a blink.

    Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great day.

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  4. Lots of folks have found great relationships on dating services. Good luck. Have a great Sunday Linda. :)

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  5. I've always been tempted to try a dating service as well, but with free ones, they are always the most suspect.

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  6. I agree with Jean-Luc about the premise. However, having said that, I've paid more than enough money on "reputable" and expensive sites and found the same crowd and game playin with your "matches" by the owners of these sites based on how close you are to renewing your subscription. As soon as you suggest you're leaving the site SUDDENLY you have a box full of emails! It's a miracle!

    You should not be surprised that anyone is winking at you for Heaven's sakes. We'll be waiting to hear the results of this new adventure. And trust me, it will be an adventure! Uh.....I do have a site devoted to this nonsense, remember?

    Who am I kidding?
    Here's hoping you and I have a date next Saturday night.

    What was the name of that site again?

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  7. If you want to play you are tagged with seven things about me meme

    Durward Discussion

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  8. Be careful of online dating sites!!! I joined one and ended up married to Mrs Ed.

    I have no complaints (about match.com) and Mrs Ed is pretty happy with the outcome of her membership. The internet is all good.

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  9. give it a whirl honey. wink at someone in norwich!!!

    smiles, bee

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  10. I have served several tours in the online dating wars.

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  11. A wink's a good start honey! Try sending one yourself and see what happens. x

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  12. Hey girl, don't you let Fargo GO!! My old man moved from New London, Conn to Dallas, Tx for me 10 years ago this coming April 1st. And you DO know how we met right???

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  13. This guy is really cute. If you're interested in meeting other cute guys check out this site out - http://www.PrideDating.com. The site came out in Nov 2007 and has some amazing technology. Best part is it's completely free right now. You can send and receive messages free. Not sure how long that will last but either way the site is awesome. I found it through a review here - http://www.datesitereviews.com/reviews/Gay-Personals/Pride-Dating-Gay-Dating-and-Gay-Personals-At-Its-Best.html

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