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!