Thursday, June 30, 2011

Online Dating, Playa?

I went on a morning run with SR and Pam on the Newport Back Bay Loop!  As annoyed as I always am to be up early in the morning, there's something beautiful about running super early.  And running with them makes my freaking day.  10ish miles!

Also, I was the proud recipient of some of Pam's famous gifts:  Lemon Bars and Gummi Bears!  To show my appreciation, here's a picture of the Gummi Bear army I made before they met their sad demise....

A moment of silence for the bears....

Did y'all see any pictures of Yoda, the world's ugliest dog?
"Owner Terry Schumacher of Hanford, California says the 2-pound dog has come a long way since she was found abandoned behind an apartment building. Schumacher says she first thought the pooch was a rat."

Awesome.  Honestly, I find the thing kind of cute. And I can totally see the Yoda resemblance!

And speaking of da dogz... I was driving home today and heard a radio program about the dating scene these days based on this article in the New Yorker. Online dating specifically.

It seems like there's three major sites: OkCupid, Match, and Eharmony.

I've only had brief and disastrous experiences with it in my single days.  My main experience involved making an OkCupid profile for spite when on a break with the ex at the time only to find a couple days later that I got matched with his friend.  A frantic call from a bar bathroom later, his friend swore silence on the dating matchup.  That was the day I learned that it's a small world and a jungle out there, even in LA... :)

When I've talked to my friends about online dating, I've found there are a few distinct categories of online dater:
  1. The No Way Jose: Thinks online dating is kind of pathetic. Is ok with, and will be supportive of their friends doing it, but will secretly think it's kinda lame.
  2. The Experimentalist: Open to it. Had a profile right after a breakup. Had some ok dates. Ya know...normal stuff...
  3. The Playa: Likes to online date for personal entertainment and the funny stories.
  4. The I WILL BE ON ALL SITES!!: On every freaking site in existance.  Match, EHarmony, JDate, name it, they are ON IT.  Has been online dating since before Al Gore invented the internet. 
So...have you...or would you (if you were single...come along)...ever online dated?

Any horror or success stories you've heard?

If you met someone online who was perfect in all other ways, but owned five dogs that looked like Yoda the ugliest dog, and lived with them in a tiny apartment...Deal breaker?


  1. Yeah, my Grandma would have said that dog was so ugly it's cute. However, 5 of them would definitely be a deal breaker!

  2. Haha, I draw the line at 5 of those ugly dogs!
    Never online dated, but don't see anything wrong with it. Especially people who don't want to date people through work.

  3. Had a great run with you this a.m.!! :)

    Love your "gummy bear army!!" :)

    Have a great day!!

  4. I have done both Eharmony and Match because unfortunately all my friends are married and it's not that easy to meet people anymore. Chad and I met on Match and it's going good so far! I also have a friend from high school that met her husband on Eharmony and they just had their 2nd child. It doesnt work for some people, but it doesn't hurt to try!

  5. @ missy - I think that's awesome! I also think you guys are the cutest ever. :).

  6. jealous of that gummy bear army! haha! I have never tried online dating...maybe I should?? haha! but my cousin and her husband met on eharmony maybe? and they are the cutest ever! all of her friends met online as crazy!

  7. Gummy Bears!!! YUM!

    the online dating stuff is scary to me.. but then again ive met too many "winners" in person- like at school or in random places... But im happy to have my wonderful wonderful now- we met at one of my past temp jobs :) I guess those short term jobs are good for something? lol

  8. My brother and his wife met on eHarmony. They just celebrated their first anniversary. One of my co-workers met her husband the same way. So I guess I've mostly heard the positive stories. There are always dating horror stories, in any context, though. I don't know if I'd do it or not--I'm pretty old-school.

  9. I made a profile on Match once, but they wanted money for their services so I stuck to just poking around and looking at the good (or not so good) looking men. With everyone's lives being so crazy busy these days, it seems to be the way to go!

    PS - I don't know how I missed them, but those USA shorts in your last post will be mine as soon as I find them in a store.

  10. I LOVE PAM and her cute gifts..that picture made my know what else made my day...MEETING YOU!!! You are so beautiful, friendly and I could talk to you for hours!!! Thanks for playing with me!!

  11. Those gummi bears just made me jealous, they look so gooey and yummy. I wonder if they're home made. They also look huge.