In those first five minutes of telling a bot that your favorite food is grilled cheese and that you enjoy long walks in the park making faces at people’s babies while the idea of dating scares me backs are turned, up and it feels better to keep all my walls up so that I don’t get hurt. Approach a woman as a person first, amy is excited to be here sharing her stories!
Because I get like this once I’m committed – for me the thought of letting someone in to my life scares me.
Don’t get me wrong guys, it’s not that I don’t believe in online dating. It’s just that I’m pretty sure everyone I don’t personally know is a murderer who either wants to sell my kidneys to a wealthy crime lord with two weeks left to live or collect my tears in a jar for witchcraft. Look, we’re all told we’re supposed to embrace singledom and live in the moment and blah, and I’m all about that. The internet is open season for murderers, drug lords, and Nickelback listeners, and all of them have just as much access to OKCupid as I do.
So yeah, it makes me squirmy. It makes me want to want to Google things like “citizen’s arrest” every time I see yet another ex-frat guy posing with a freaking tiger. But this is the 2015 we live in, so here I go, internet. As of yesterday, I became an online dater.