Over the past week I went on four dates as outlined in this RFP by Caroline on Crack.
Last night I debriefed Caroline and explained why I’m too much the Hallmark skeptic and romantic realist (or something) to follow through with the picking of a “winner” for grand prize Valentines date.
My mother doesn’t understand why I’ve quit all attempts at meeting girls via Nerve, OKCupid, JDate and the like.
It just never (OK – rarely) seemed to work out.
So this morning I have officially jumped the Internet dating shark as my dear friend Caroline began a contest in which three lucky ladies will win one of three dates with me. The best of those three dates will be continued on a special Valentine’s Day date.
That’s it, no TV cameras, no silly games, well, just my trust in Caroline’s ability to select decent matches from among her adoringly cute readership. What am I looking for? I am a picky man, but I’m not specific about it. It takes a genuine smile and an eye-to-eye conversation to assess legitimate attraction, which may explain why I’m over the Internet dating thing.