I thought about making my second post a diatribe on the different online dating sites and what they “offer” (a term I use loosely….because so far the only thing they’ve provided ME with… is fuel for this blog…). But, as I started writing it, I realized I should first start with a description of what it is I’m looking for in a potential partner.
Is this a shameless attempt to have readers (I think there are a solid 4 of you so far…) see my “ideal” and set me up? Yes. Yes it is.
But, it’s also a bit of insight into why I’m still single…. I’m unbelievably picky. I recognize this. I have to admit that from the start so that I have full license to mock and pick at even the tiniest imperfections in the men that come across my path. It’s only fair…
I am looking for …well…practically perfect. I want a man who is intelligent, witty, loves God (and that means that he has a REAL faith where he wrestles with what it means to follow Christ in his life…not that he can check a box on Match.com that labels him as “Christian/Protestant.”), is passionate, friendly, funny, devilishly handsome, outgoing, easy-going (doesn’t get easily heated/angry), has a decent job that he enjoys, appreciates a sassy curvy woman….and on and on the list goes. Basically – picture that flawless man in all those rom-coms (you know…the ones written by fellow women?), add a healthy dose of spirituality – and that’s my guy. That shouldn’t be hard to find…right?
So – in the interest of full authenticity, I’m posting screenshots of my Match.com profile. That way – you can see what it is that I’m showing “the world.” This is me – online Sarah. Now you know who I am…. And what I want….
It shouldn’t be THAT hard to find…. Right?
Now that THAT’S out of the way, I’d like to walk us through the dysfunctional jungle of online profiles – where they go horribly, horribly wrong…how they make me giggle, and tips on making them better.