but I am bound to make mistakes

March 29, 2007

Confessions of a JDate Newbie

JDate is so much better than Match.

It is cheaper, you get IM abilities, and there are so many men. Not all of them perfect, but enough that caught my eye. So far after 3 days I have 15 e-mails from potential suitors and have been communicating with several of them. I have collected two phone numbers, been asked out on one date, and had one marriage proposal (just kidding on the last one).

One of the people who e-mailed me isn't even Jewish but he is black and I am thrilled! Another one went by "IAmNoSchmuck" and what a schmuck he is, he didn't even return my e-mails. Another went by "CreamedSpinach" and I wrote him just to tell him that I like creamed spinach. He didn't write back. Same goes for the guy who liked banana flavored desserts. Putz. I should stay away from men who declare their food tastes on the internet.

Speaking of food, something I did notice on JDate that distingushs it from other dating websites is that it asks you to check off all the different types of food you like and gives you about twenty choices. Definitely built by Jewish people. I actually like that, it helps distinguish commonalities.

Well, I have one month to make my mark on JDate. Hopefully I will either meet someone fabulous or at least gather more fodder for my blog of sorts.


My subscription to Match.com finally ended. Good thing too, I was way over it and not in the mood to tdate anymore for a while.

I need more time. I still miss Ben a great deal and while I don't have any plans to date him again at least for a VERY LONG TIME I still miss him and the good parts of the relationship. It is still hard coming home to an empty house with all of our stuff in it. It gets lonely and sad.

So I joined Jdate.

A lasso full of boys

It's over with Asian Persuassion. He was "broken" if you know what I mean so that wasn't working out too well and we had nothing in common. He seemed to think otherwise but I think he just had too much faith in on-line dating. Well, at least more than me.

Mr. Every time I go on a date with her she has a bloody foot and I have been playing awkward phone tag where he calls, I call him back a day later and then he calls me three weeks later. It is fun and I feel like I have created a new game. Now his buddy (who I know as well) is callling me to "get together". Never mind that this buddy has a wife and a one day old baby. Never mind that at all. I have yet to return his phone calls.

Then there is Kim Jong Il. Kim and I are doing well, not fabulous where we want to be in each other's arms every minute of the day and frankly that's okay. There isn't that much of a connection and I have a feeling that it isn't going to work out (he likes Pepsi) but I think we have found the perfect dance partner in each other which fine by me because I need one and we are still good friends.

We do have a new character to add to the game though: meet Mr. Blanket. Blanket is for his referral to the extra weight he carries "my blanket that I need take off by summer". Went on one date but it didn't work and we went back to being friends. The referral to his weight as a blanket scared me a bit too but it was pretty funny.