Ten things I’ve learned from being on Match.com for 3 months.
- Blind dates aren’t that bad.
After going on numerous blind dates through Match.com, I’ve learned that they aren’t that terrifying. Everyone always hypes up the fact that you’re essentially meeting a stranger, and while that is true, everything gets easier with practice.
- They aren’t all Prince Charming.
I was lucky enough to be able to pick out decent guys off of Match. I had a couple terrible dates, but no Catfish moment or anything crazy like that. There was only one or two guys that had impeccable manners but most of them were normal guys.
- Second dates…What are those?
Everyone’s asked me if I’ve been on a second date with any of the guys I met. There are only a couple of guys that I can think of that I saw a second time. It’s hard when you leave a date and have no idea how they felt about it. It’s one of those things that you aren’t that close with the person, so you can’t just come out and ask, “So what’d think of me?” I probably would have gone on more second dates but they would lose contact or I’d stop texting so it just never happened.
- No one looks like their pictures on their profiles.
No, no one was a completely different person, but when you think they look hot in their profile picture, they never turn out as hot as you want them to be. I can only think of one or two that looked exactly like their pictures. Pictures are definitely deceiving.
- There are some good restaurants in Des Moines
Oh wait, this was supposed to be about the guys.
- There are some desperate people out there.
Right before I put my account on hold for now, I had a 78-year-old guy wink and email me. His profile stated that he “Just needed a friend” but I think he needed a nursing home. Excuse me but I don’t need anyone dying on my dates.
- Everyone expects me to have an accent
I think every guy I met was instantly disappointed that I didn’t have a Southern Accent. Even though I say Yall every other word, they weren’t pleased with the fact that I didn’t have that Southern Drawl they somehow thought I’d have.
- I judge people by their cars.
My apologies to you if you drive a beat up old piece of junk, but if you’re trying to impress a girl, rent a car. There is no bigger turn off than being picked up for a first date in something older than me. It’s not like it has to be a horse drawn carriage, but I think someone’s car tells a lot about a person. As weird as it is, I feel as though it’s a very acceptable aspect to judge someone on.
- It’s much harder to be a guy in the online dating world than a girl.
I didn’t have to do much work. Guys winked, liked and emailed my profile first, most of the time, so it was easy to start talking online. They also picked me up for dates, paid for whatever we did, and had to either make that awkward first move or not. Girls… HA I didn’t have to do much. I just went along for the ride.
- Single Life Ain’t That Bad
As much as I don’t like being single, going on dates with a different guy any night I want is fun. I’ve met some really great people and have gotten to know the city a lot better. It’s been a fun way to get to know people regardless if I ever talk to them again or not.
For now, I am taking a break from dating.
I will update with my life and if there are any random
dates set up by friends or family.
As of now, I’m UnMatched but we’ll see where Iowa takes me.