I figured since it is out in the open that I am an eternally single individual that I would allow all of you to experience the wacky world of online dating right along side of me. (Note: I am only doing this because I live in a metropolitan area, and there are like a billion fish in my sea)
Sites I’ve tried:
Coffee meets Bagel – it was terrible. Made no sense. Very little users and wanted you for your $. Not that desperate
Hot or Not/Tinder – Only kidding. DO NOT FIND YOUR BF HERE. Though it is a hilarious way to pass the time, men to not know how to choose photos amiright?, but there is no serious potential for love. HOWEVER, my bff did find her bf on this site (she stumbled across someone she knew from high school and it worked out!)
Match.com – let’s face it. It is not geared towards 20 somethings, we should not be desperate enough to try online dating according to society standards. So instead, we all sign up, none of us pay for it, and so we’re all just receiving the email updates (that we can’t unsubscribe to since we didn’t pay for it) of people we can’t talk to. And if you DID pay for a membership. Cancel it. Then take your money and go to a bar with it. Or buy a pair of shoes, shoes are always an excellent investment.
Which finally lead me to… the holy grail of free, young people, online dating… OKCupid.com I signed up for it last night and let me tell you… already it has been a smashing success! The format is clean, very user friendly, asks the right questions, and, most importantly, I’ve found about a dozen eligible bachelors.
Here’s a peek at my profile (because I don’t know about you guys but I have no idea what to say on it…):
Here are some of my uploaded photos:
Self summary: I am an adventurer. Nothing is too boring or too extreme to put me off, it’s up to us to make it fun!
I am originally from New Mexico, moved to Chi area as a tot and have loved it here ever since, this is my favorite place. The city life, the weather (making those 100 days of summer something we all should take advantage of) and the culture. I love that there are endless options and so long as you are outside you are going to see or hear or experience something new.
What I am doing with my life: Undecided. traveling, blogging, working, whatever strikes my eye I will pursue
I’m really good at: Making people laugh, being compassionate, small-talk, logic, writing
The first things people usually notice about me:
- My height. 5’9 (and legs, a “short top”)
- My smile
- My eyes – hazel
- That I am “unique” whatever the hell that means
Favorite Books, Movies, Shows, Food, Music:
Books: She’s Come Undone
The Snow Child
Anything by Murakami
Fuck I’m in my 20′s
Where’d you go Bernadette
Rules of civility
Any cookbook. Foodie.
Million Dollar Listing
Kelly & Michael
(Assume that I have never seen any movie)
Mean Girls (had to get it out of the way)
Any chick flick, most documentaries (especially on street art), indie movies, comedies, ect
I cannot stand country music. There’s something about the twang that kills me. Maybe that can be challenge to change my mind but none have prevailed so far.
As far as the other genres go, totally good. Except like death metal. But I can jam with everything. And if I know the lyrics, even better.
I am an excellent chef. Baking, broiling, roasting, sauteing, whatever it may be – I AM ON IT.
Ice cream – massive sweet tooth
If it is processed, has preservatives, colored artificially, or from a chain, I probably will not eat it. Food quality is extremely important to me.
I’ll eat any cuisine and have tried (and loved) most. Total foodie.
Six things I cannot live without:
2. Moose tracks ice cream
3. Emojis 😘
5. High heels
6. Skinny jeans
I spend a lot of time thinking about: Everything. Memories, my dreams/goals, future plans, self improvement, discovering new things, wine, fashion, beauty
On a Friday night I am: hanging with my crew or finding something to do
The most private thing I am willing to admit: I need to get out more
Message me if: Hmm… (not to be redundant but)
you are looking for an adventure! And have an EXTREMELY open mind, short sighted and small minded people do not jive well with me.