Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Internet boy-finding: a recap

Look who's been added to my bib hanger

I have a hard time calling it the "hot chocolate race" since I
didn't get any.

In other news, I've been asked to discuss my online dating experience. Apparently all my horrible ex-boyfriend stories haven't scared you all enough (find them here, here, here, and here in case you need a refresher).

About a year ago, I had a friend talk me into joining one of those online dating sites. I honestly can't tell you which one I joined now, but I'm single, so that's how awesome it was. After paying the fee for the three-month "membership," I went to town. I ended up talking to a guy via email a couple of times daily for a couple of weeks, until he finally asked about going out.

The date went really well, and was followed by a few others. I felt that we had a pretty good connection and on date 5-ish, he asked me if I had gone out on a date with any of the other guys I'd met through the site. I told him no, that I'm not a "date multiple guys at a time" kind of person. He let me know that he had gone out with some other girls and he hoped that didn't bother me. Is it just me, or does this seems like a really awkward thing to ask/say on a date? Because I'm awkward and don't have witty comebacks to serious situations, I just changed the subject. We ended up going out one more time, and after that all contact ceased as quickly as it began. I think I tried contacting him twice with no response before I decided he's just like all the others and I moved on.

Side story: After a couple of dates, I decided to ask him to be my friend on Facebook (horrible idea), and he hadn't accepted. After he quit communicating with me, I decided to cancel the friend request because I just didn't care anymore. When I did, I noticed his relationship status went from "single" to "in a relationship" with her name and everything.

After that I talked to a couple of other guys on the site, but wasn't wowed enough to want to date any of them. I have a strict "I won't date you if you're creepy" rule now, and none of them didn't fit that bill.

Moral of the story (from my experience): I can get jacked over on my own, in real life, without spending $30 a month for it. I adopted a dog who gets diarrhea every time I leave for more than a day. I win!

Don't you dare get a boyfriend. That bed is MINE!

Any online dating stories to share? Good or bad....go!


  1. The end of the post really makes it. Nice job Pippi.

  2. I've never done online dating, but it can't be much worse than meeting a total random guy. I met this one dude when I was at Great Falls with my dog and it was super creepy on our date. Like "lock the car doors until you kiss me goodnight" level of creepy. No, I didn't kiss him and no, there was no 2nd date. :)

  3. I just read the posts you linked to, and they are great! It's been a long time since I went on a date. Geez, I'm really blanking on funny stories right now.

  4. I'm in total agreement with Running Ricig - the end of this post makes it the best.

    I never did online dating - but it definitely doesn't have the market cornered on creepiness - they just charge you for it. HA!

  5. I agree with Running Ricig roo, Pippi makes this post awesome!

  6. I've never done any online dating and can't really think of any creepy dating stories.....Heck, I haven't even went on many dates. I don't do dates very well. I like the social scene until I feel comfortable to go out with someone.

  7. My friend just told me she got dumped because she didn't want to be the mother of some guy's child. As in they had gone on 3 or 4 dates and he found out he had a child by another woman and decided they should be a family of three. I thought you'd appreciate that story. Men are stupid, I think you should stick with Pippi.

  8. I met most of my dates at bars, one special man still slept in a twin sized bed (no, I never slept there) at 28. I ran into him at a bar one night and he bought me a pizza and followed me home, apparently thinking that was how to get some. Creepy. I don't really think that's too weird of a thing to say on a date, probably should have brought it up before date 5 though. I mean, you wouldn't want someone who wasn't honest about that stuff.

  9. I'm with Alyssa- not weird to bring it up. But apparently he didn't get the response he was looking for. Pippi sounds much cooler than that guy anyway.

  10. Oh man, sorry you haven't had the best experiences with the online dating. My sister had a super bad experience as well. Why does there seem to be an over abundance of D-bag guys out there. In the meantime have fun with Pippi, because dogs are way more easier to deal with than guys!!