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So I am thinking of signing up with a dating website for a one month free trial

No, Truck and I are not having marital problems.  Also, I’m not particularly lonely.  I have my blog, facebook, the cat.  Oh, God, maybe I am lonely…

Anyway, he reads the blog.  As does his mom, sister, and at least one of his very good friends.  If I were going to cheat, these are the folks I would NOT broadcast it to.

So, if I am not looking to date anyone (unless I meet a nice guy named Jason, then I might consider a coffee date just to see if there is a connection), why do I want to join a singles matching website?
MORBID CURIOSITY.  
I just want to take the personality profile and see what kind of guys are matched with me.
Also, I think there would be huge entertainment value in it.  Can you imagine the post I would write the first time I was matched with a guy who doesn’t use spellcheck?
I know in my heart it would be wrong to join one of these sites when I am not actually in the market for a boyfriend.  Sincere people who are just looking for companionship are on that site.  Curiosity and boredom is not a good reason to play with people’s emotions.
Still….
Maybe if I set up some very strict ground rules for myself?  Number one, tell as few lies as possible while still protecting my identity.  Number two, don’t actually date anyone, perhaps that should be rule number one?  Number three, if someone seems sincerely interested, nip it in the bud (aka – only keep the weirdos around).
I know, I’ll set up a poll and let you guys decide if I should join or not.  Also, leave me some comments or email me your opinion.  If I get a really convincing argument for or against, I could be swayed no matter what the poll says.  You guys already know I am unreliable with the poll results.
I suppose Truck’s opinion will weigh heaviest on this one.  He is in Orlando this week, so it may be a few days before he catches up with the blog.  Stay tuned for his thoughts.  I might even see if he wants to write guest post on what it is like to have a wife who wants to join a dating site.
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7 responses to “So I am thinking of signing up with a dating website for a one month free trial

  1. Truck March 7, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Poop on your own party!

    It is always more entertaining when you are looking in from the outside. Plus, I know your secrets!

  2. jo March 7, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    First off, Truck, I assume that you are talking about other relatives when you say that they are a weird bunch! Secondly, she’s not looking for Sam…Jason is who she has her eye on. Thirdly, you have always (and probably always will be) a big ol’ party pooper. This could have been so much fun. Oh well…

  3. Truck March 7, 2009 at 10:49 am

    OK…I think this blog thing is cool and I like ‘peeking’ into my own families lives while I am out working to support their lifestyle. But, it is now becoming clear that my friends and family are very weird! Of course I have known there was a certain level of weirdness all along, and include myself in this category, but this is a whole new level that I have never seen before.

    I am comforted during the week knowing that my wife’s life has been expanded beyond stay at home mom trapped in the house day and night with two kids. She has the blog, her new iPhone, her flip video camera, her iBook computer and facebook and they have allowed her to document my families life and she does it very well and it is also entertaining. I think, however, that her new technology revolution has taken the inevitable next step of dragging her into the shady world of internet dating. So, it is clear to me that I must know do what any responsible parent should, and that is invest in internet blocking software to limit access to certain websites. Sure, this is used mostly to block kids from access to porn sites. But my problem is with eHarmony, Match.com, and whatever other similar sites are out there.

    So, Big E, I am going to have to ask you to man up and switch teams. You are no longer working with the girls here. I need you to infiltrate all our systems and install filters to protect my kids from the Dateline NBC predators. I am not so confident in my ADT security system or the broom handle securing the sliding door to protect my family from the inevitable stalkers that will be looming around if she is allowed to play these games.

    Then again, I guess I could go back to Shelter Insurance where I could stay at home every night and make 25% of my current income so my wife doesn’t feel that she needs a date with “Sam” who is a great guy that is just looking for some companionship.

  4. Jen March 3, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    You have made a very convincing argument, Big E. I was looking at this as a morality issue only, as in: is it moral to eff with nice people for my own entertainment? I’m leaning toward yes, but part of me is still really fascinated with the concept.

    I never once considered it a safety issue. If one of my “matches” turned out to be a heating repairman I would completely freak!

    OMG, I finally get the Red Dawn reference now too. I can’t believe how badly I am off my game lately. You’ll understand when you’re older. Now piss in the radiator!

  5. Big E March 3, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    You should really consider the possible consequences here. You just think you stepped in poo with the heating/AC fiasco. The last thing you need is your own dedicated stalker while Truck is out of town.

    How could he (or she in disguise) possibly see through your secret identity? Well, my guess is this. Outside of a set percentage of real people that seek a real relationship, you have the percentage that gave life to the term “internet predator”. They are bred from the same creeps that pray on the poor ladies of church singles groups (selectively mooching the life out of each, one at a time). However, they have taken their skill sets to a whole new level. Each detail you give will be to them like a game of Clue until they know your real name and where you live. With your handy corn zipper gone, you would be totally defenseless.

    You know, this is starting to look very suspicious. Missing neighbors, missing corn zippers, mysterious internet connections… hmm. I will call some “friends” that owe me some favors and have them look into this.

    Be careful…

    “The chair is against the wall.”

    “John has a long mustache.”

    “I never saw the brothers again…”

  6. Jen March 3, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Okay, cast your vote, please.

  7. jo March 3, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I’m torn. I think it would definitely be funny, but I also know that most of the people on there are probably serious about finding a match. So, it would be disappointing if they found out you were a hoax, so to speak! I guess if you just rejected all of them right away and didn’t lead any of them on it would be okay. Purely an experiment. An experiement that has freakin’ awesome blog potential! I say DO IT!

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