Monday, August 9, 2010

While I was logged off...

Let me tell you a story about a girl in love with online dating. With a smile on her face she would religiously check her dating inboxes late at night. With joy in her heart she would peruse the hotties search engine of OkCupid endlessly. Without frustration she would take impressively extensive train rides to meet men in far flung corners of Brooklyn. I was that girl. Now that love is gone as it was in real life where I found a person I like well enough to date. That my involvement with him is in a technically open relationship context, does not make my relationship with online dating any less stale. I am bored by the idea of even logging in.

What am I doing with my time instead? Probably making out with said person, going out with said person, sharing secrets with said person. All the things an online dater hopes to do with a stellar someone from cyberspace. This begs the question of why the open nature of the relationship? I will not delve into the depths of this depravity, suffice it to say, I can check whatever inboxes I want with a clean conscience, should I at some point find myself motivated.


  1. So, curious minds need to know - did you meet said person through online dating??

  2. Thanks for asking! No. Said person was met at the office. Which is where my mother and stepfather met, a sign that traditional outlets for romance are not dead, and a testament to the notion that repetition (5 days a week, 8 hours a day) makes the heart grow fonder.