For those of you who have not read my first blog entry in this series, I have entered the world of online dating in the hopes of meeting someone to start a relationship with. I guess its sort of my New Year’s resolution this year to be more out going and social to try to meet that special someone and I’ve decided to share this journey of ups and downs with the Bensalem Comfort community.
I have created profiles on Plenty of Fish (POF, a free dating site) and Match.com. Today I would like to share my profile information with you so that you can learn a little bit more about me and what I’m looking for in a guy. Please feel free to leave comments about my profile information if you feel there is something wrong with it that may be deterring potential matches from contacting me or responding to my messages. My screen name on both websites is Nutmeg24 if you would like to check out my actual profile pages or show them to any cute single guys you might know. Ha!
The world of dating has changed drastically over the last decade or so. Young people today are very focused on themselves instead of forming relationships with others. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as we all have to figure out who we are and what makes us happy before we can fully share our lives with someone else. But this phase of a young person’s life is taking longer to establish these days due to the poor economy with its lack of job opportunities. This has lead to many young college grads being unemployed and still living with their parents instead of venturing out and beginning an independent lifestyle. Living this way, it’s almost impossible to imagine bringing another person (let alone possibly starting a family) into your life. Young people are often so busy with other things that dating ends up on the back burner. In addition, technology has taken over our lives and dating is no exception to this. With texting, e-mail and instant messaging, face to face contact with another human being in a social setting rarely happens anymore. The culmination of all these factors has lead to an explosion in the number of people who are venturing into the world of online dating. Sadly, I am one of these people.