Going once again into the dating scene.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hey All

Today was kind of a big day for me. For the last few months, I had been lurking around, seeing who was looking for someone and wondering whether or not I should take the plunge. I had been debating this for a while, and been trreading lightly when it comes to ingratiating myself to the opposite sex.

I had tried an online dating serive a few years back, and admittedly it didn't lead to too much success. I had lost a ton of weight and was looking really good for the first time ever, and so I was hoping to hook up with like some tiny thin blonde. I ended up dating two gals, both kind of on the plus size. The fist gal was just as much a geek as I was, which was kind of cool at first. She was really into Predator and all that, and I guess she was my second ever girlfriend. But in two months, we kinda figured that we kind of had too much in common. And the second gal I only saw for a few weeks. She was this divorcee who kept going on about when she was raped and wanted to commit suicide. So she was a real go-getter for me.

So I tried instead of going afar to find a gal in the film program to hook up with. I igured that couple who meet in college are usually in the same program and all that. But I found that most of the gals I was into were already attached, married, or had girlfriends of their own (which admittedly turned me on a bit). And there was one gal that I talked to briefly at a party in April that I thought had a bit of a connection. But I only talked to her once on a payphone in Saskatoon in July and that was it. She ended up going to England for a whole semester, so it's been about 8 months since I've seen her. I saw her again in my doc class, but I'm not sure about whether or not she would be receptive at all to any advances I'd make on my part. In general, I have no idea on how to approach the opposite sex when it comes to romantic gestures. I've tried the direct approach and the 'build up the friendship' approach, neither of which worked.

So I figured, fuck it. 2007. New year, new me. And instead of just any random gal that passes me, go to where they are in cyberspace. So I bit the bullet, sent the money order, and today I got the e-mail saying that I've been upgraded to Gold status for four months. I filled out my profile, my pics are pending approval, and I think the stuff I have on there makes me look good. I've sent a few eye contacts already, so I guess I just have to wait and see.

I'm both excited and nervous. Excited that maybe something will happen (and hopefully with a gal whose hitting the gym daily like I am), and nervous that I just flushed 60 dollars down the drain.

Any advice or supportive comments?

Also, I'm trying to make a screen capture of an image from the latest episode of THE OFFICE. I have it downloaded, but when I left click on the paused image, nothing happens. Any ideas on how to do what I'm trying to do?


Monday, February 5, 2007 2:10 PM


First of all, congrats on being brave enough to take charge of your life (god I sound like Dr. Phil)!

Secondly,(re:Office pic) cue it up to where you want it and "PrtScrn" then paste in Paint or some other photo program. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Good luck with both!

Sunday, January 14, 2007 12:59 PM


Big step, RR...big step. Can't really offer any advice but let your brain do the heavy work for the first while if this experiment seems to pan out. Cuz while some people would say the only women you would find on onlinen dating sites are either fugly or got some behaviour trait that's a universal turn-off...I think you gots a nice chance;)

Also...follow msg's advice about meetings. Till you and the lucky lady are ready for some serious steps? Keep the meetings all public bound...helps with observing how your date interacts with the world. Some telling things can be found out from simply taking a walk with someone;)


Thursday, January 11, 2007 7:05 AM


OK first the supportive thing. Way to go!! You're really brave to take this step. Most people just sit around saying I should, or I wish and you went out and did it so you rock!!!
Side note- Do NOT meet anyone except in a public place. Even after a few dates you do not know someone well enough to give them access to your home! Be careful and cautious and take it slow. If they're the real thing it'll be fine with them if you take it easy and they might want to do the same...Good luck and take care!


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