Last night, a subway ride with some of my work galpals found us talking about the vagaries of online dating.
A fellow single gal chimed in about her experience with a guy who couldn’t tear himself away from his Blackberry during their date. I could empathize, having just spoken with a JDater who interrupted our conversation three minutes into it to take another call. Given that his online handle is Crackberry69, I suppose I shouldn’t have been too surprised.
This latest go round of Internet dating has had its share of surprises (good and bad). Here are a few of them -- By The Numbers:
Number of guys from Match.com and JDate.com who have emailed me: 34
Number of first dates: 2
Number of JDate men whose emails began with what I have in common with his ex wife: 1
Number of Match.com women who’ve sent me flirtatious emails: 1
Number of communications (phone and email) it took to schedule a date with
A 39-year-old New Jersey-based Match.com guy who works in finance, Chris shares my penchant for travel and modern rock bands. We’re meeting for afternoon drinks in Midtown today.
Up next…surviving my first ride on a mechanical bull and running into a friend from my journalism school days.