I have been on Match.com for over a week. My initial impression ~
Signing up was quite easy. You can make your profile as elaborate or as minimal as you would like. You have the freedom to upload dozens of photos, write an extensive summary about what you want, who you are, and you can let all of the Match users know what you are ideally looking for. Everything from your income expectations, age range, and height requirements. Love is all about the soul right? haha.
So why was my initial impression ‘Ugh’?
Well, there is a lot of work involved with online dating. I could be way off, but I feel as though women and men have polar opposite experiences on these sites. Within the first day I had an unsettling amount of e-mails, and I thought to myself ‘UGH’ I have a full-time job, two small side businesses, and now I am supposed to sift through these emails and profiles? To this day, I have yet to sit down and look through them all. Prioritizing Match.com is proving to be rather difficult.
However, I did come across a gentleman, and after having a ‘virtual connection’ we decided to meet up, and see if the connection would transcend the virtual realm and exist in ‘real life’.
The feller was a Torontonian, and being a Hamiltonian I was surprised that he was willing to go beyond a 5km radius and go as far as Burlington to meet me. For a Torontonian, that is basically the other end of the world. So this
Australian, tall, dark, handsome, and did I mention Australian man was travelling to the other end of his world to have dinner with me.
We went to the waterfront had dinner and a pint. It is funny how hiding behind a screen can give one such a false sense of security. The date was great, but the back and forth banter were not nearly as effortless as it had been via text.
Overall the date was lovely. He was a complete gentleman, but the spark, there was no spark.
It makes me wonder if I am searching for something that doesn’t exist? Or something that comes around once in a lifetime?
Can what I am looking for really be found on Match.com?
Time will tell.