I get in these moods sometimes where I just want to see what will happen. Sometimes, it's because I feel rejected; other times it's because I'm feeling lonely. Sometimes, it's honestly just because I'm bored.
I sent out 21 emails this month. I'm beyond embarrassed to say that I got a response on 6 of them - which is roughly 25%. If I were a salesperson, I'd be rich; if I were a baseball player, I'd be making league minimum (and still rich).
Two were guys who I think were relatively new to online dating, so they felt they had to respond. They were polite, and continued the conversation I started. But after an email or two, they stopped responding. Two guys turned into actual dates - which you can read about here and here.
The last two were guys with whom I had other connections. One I actually went out with a couple of years ago. We went on one date, after which he called to say he was interested - and then proceeded to fall off the planet. I never pursued him, but ran across his profile and said hello. The other is a guy I know from the local blog world. He's older, and seems nice. We made tentative plans for lunch, but I expect it will be more of a friendship than anything else.
|Think Fiona ever did online dating?|
So what gives? Who knows. I like to think it's because most of the guys I approach just aren't right for me. The universe already knows it, and is saving us both some time.
Either that, or I need to find an online dating site where the guys are specifically looking to meet ogres.