Sunday, January 17, 2010

Stage One: Gathering Courage

Hello All,

Welcome to my first ever blog. For the sake of anonymity I will refer to myself as Miss S. I am about to embark upon a research project, which may or may not go horribly wrong. I will boldly go where I have been terrified to go thus far: into the arena of online dating. I have seen those constant commercials for dating websites and, like many, have wondered if the whole idea is creepy and unromantic, or just plan smart. Some of us share a feeling that love is ethereal and cannot be caught and nailed to the wall just because it is desired. I have left much up to chance in my romantic life so far, but to no avail. However, I have absolutely enjoyed the challenge.

There have been some friends who have berated me for this approach. They have asked why someone would put so much practical thought into all other areas of life, such as career, living arrangements, etc., and not put just as much thought into who they invite into that life. This sounds like a convincing argument, but I am still unconvinced. Ahhhh, the unexpected chemistry!

So here I go blindly into what amounts to job-hunting for men. My first step will be to pick a website, sign up and create a profile. And if all I get out of this experience is an extended social circle, well, I will not be dissapointed. I will report back soon.