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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The RN: Gem Star?

I have started back up with the online dating, but I'm taking it much slower this time around. For one, I don't want to spend all that time online reading crappy profiles. And for two, I think I might be getting pickier. Possibly not picky enough though.

So far I haven't responded to any messages on OKC, but I have read all my new messages. So far nothing has struck my fancy. Some guys still have super lame messages:
  • "God, you're beautiful"
    • Thanks, but what does this tell me about you?
  • "You seem fun"
    • Again, thanks, but not enough for me to check out your profile.
Also, what happened to the punctuation at the end of sentences? Even if there is only one. Also the single worst username for a dating account? "Currylingus" Just stop there: NO!

I seem to be going through an "out with the old, in with new" phase. After all the dating last fall, the only ones left are CT and a few friends with benefits. And lately CT has been getting on my nerves. Not sure how much longer that is going to last. Fortunately for him, he doesn't bother to talk to me that often so I keep forgetting I'm annoyed.

On to the new, the other day I mentioned I met a guy at a bar. That's kind of unusual for me. Both for the reasons mentioned in the blog, and well because I'm a bit shy and don't strike up conversations with strangers easily. But since The Dirty Little Secret was there to break the ice and the guys engaged us in actual conversation, starting somehow by giving us gem names.

These kind of gems.Not this kind of Jem.

So Gems (yep, that what I chose for his nick name) is getting his chance. Some people are already telling me I'm being too nice to him and I should drop him. But here's thing, it's in my nature to give second chances. I do need to work on making sure I don't feel taken advantage of or let things go to long because I'm uncomfortable "breaking up" with guys.

Gems and I have been on like .75 dates. We went on a sort of date a couple of weeks ago, but then ended up at a local bar hanging out with his friends. And then on Sunday my friend and I went to the bar he was at with his friends and we hung out for a while. Our next date had better be somewhere that his buddies aren't hanging out. I do like him and I think he's cute, maybe I just need a new guy to talk to for awhile.

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