” These are some examples of the smooth ways I’ve tried to initiate conversation on Bumble. (Disclaimer: “good job with the face” and “nice smile” were the only ones that merited a response. ” Which apparently guys After online dating for about two and a half months, I have gone on a grand total of three dates. The dating game is the same in the real world – you usually have to anticipate rejection, unless you want your self esteem kicked around.
I bet you can guess why the other ones didn’t.) Some of my more successful attempts have been a bit less interesting, like “You don’t have a bio, so what do I ask you? I haven’t kept track of how many people I’ve matched with, but it hasn’t been an astronomical number. And another brushed me off after dangling the possibility of a second date. But after awhile, it sort of helps you grow a thicker skin, so you can continue to enter the dating pool with confidence.
Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t expecting to be ambushed with men as soon as I logged on, but I have to admit, it’s been a little discouraging. There are a few I haven’t even met but kinda sorta really want to but can’t for reasons. In short (but not short, really), I’ve learned a lot about myself through online dating.
I learned things that I really didn’t expect to learn, to be honest. You see everyone getting with everyone else and you wonder what’s wrong with you. I’ll bury the dead horse now.) So to jump into the dating scene at this time in my life, when I’m still becoming the adult I’m meant to be instead of the teenager/juvenile I was, was like jumping into a cold lake, when I thought it was going to be like wading into a tropical seaside.
Texting, rather than having a face to face conversation, is a more comfortable and less stressful way to communicate, giving the sender and recipient of the message more time to consider what they’re about to say in their reply.
Even if you’re not the coolest dude on the planet, no one will ever know, until that is, you actually meet face to face, which is really the point of dating, isn’t it?
And my girlfriend announced that she wanted to‘try new things’ after dating since freshman year. My kids check on me and my grandkids call when they can. When I decided to rent a room to Jared, a struggling college student, my friends and family thought I went crazy.
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