Whelp, I did it. I signed up for an online dating account. Shoot. Me. Now. Kidding…sort of.
As many of you know, I’ve been closed off to the idea of taking the leap from app dating to full-fledged online dating—it just feels so forced and unnatural to me—but after five years of being single, I’m ready to meet my guy, so I figured I’d give it a whirl.
I’m embracing the fact that meeting someone the “old fashioned way” might be, ahem, old fashioned, but I want to make something clear: I am not giving up on the notion of a serendipitous romance, nor am I “husband hunting.” After all, I’m pretty content with my life as an independent 30-something and enjoy being single. But having a companion—someone I genuinely jive with—would be really nice, too.
I miss having someone to talk to and do things with. I miss being hugged and kissed. And if I’m being completely honest, I miss sex and the raw, emotional, “take me now” passion that comes with true intimacy and chemistry. And I don’t just mean the physical kind. I miss having intellectual, meaningful and real conversations with someone, too. The kind of connection where you’re laughing and being silly one moment, then tangled up in the sheets the next. And you know that feeling you get when your guy or gal smiles at you? The one where your cheeks flush, your tummy flips and your heart starts pounding? I miss that, too.
And so, as I embark on this social experiment (also known as online dating), I pledge to you, my readers, to be as open minded as possible and to take you along for the ride. Somehow, I feel like talking through it and sharing my experience might take the pressure off and make it more fun. Or, in the very least, it’ll make for hilarious commentary…at my own expense. Ha!
If you’re not already following me on Instagram, be sure to do so, as that’s likely where most of my online dating rundown will occur (probably via IG stories). Stay tuned…
– S A D Y E E V Y N R E I S H