Ok, so I thought I’d give you a little update on my three days in status on a dating site.
Competition out here is fierce to begin with. Add to that mix the fact that I’m no longer a 20 something, and what ensues is an exercise in patience, not taking anything personal and of course a little bit of weird and wacky.
As mentioned in a post earlier this week, I’m back in the saddle and trying to meet someone. I’ve been doing my homework and reading up on how to put together an interesting profile and applying the hints and tips suggested. Why not? If I labor over a post on my blog for other people’s enjoyment, shouldn’t I do the same for my dating profile? Marketing is marketing, regardless of the venue.
One “expert” suggested that if you are past a certain age (kind of like an old piece of fruit? No longer ripe?) don’t sit around and wait for someone else to reach out. If you see something you like, make the first move.
So I did. I made a comment on a dude’s hat, how it suited him and it was a nice pic. He said thank you and then made his profile hidden. Woah…..take it easy Monsieur Chapeau.
I had sent a couple winks and likes here and there. Nothing. Then it happened. I got a couple of notices that other members gave some of my pics a thumbs up. Yay!
I proceeded to log on to the site and those fellows were well into their 60’s and looked like 90 year old Elmer Fudd wannabees. Boo!