NB? What does that stand for, I thought to myself as I perused my latest eharmony “match.” Did they seriously try to set me up with someone from New Brunswick? As is Canada? As in north of Maine?! Yes, they did. It’s a “flex match” they tell me. Yes, I’d have to be quite flexible to date a guy living in New Brunswick.
Don’t get me wrong. I’d like to meet someone. But I’d like to actually meet them. As in take a short drive and actually see them face-to-face. That doesn’t happen so easily with a guy who lives in NEW BRUNSWICK! Did I mention the previous match was from Idaho? C’mon eharmony. Yes, I paid only $20 a month for three months. And yes, there weren’t too many choices close to home. So yes, I told you I’d take guys 200 miles away. But that’s as far as I’m going. There are millions of people in NYC – there’s bound to be someone there for me. Apparently not, they tell me. I have yet to get a single match from any of the five boroughs.
To their credit, I have been sent plenty of matches. According to eharmony, I have a high liklihood of hitting it off with men who have children and like to ride bikes (dirt, motor, apparently I like them all). You might be saying, “Wait – can’t you specify that you want a guy without children?” You’d think, but no. You can specify you don’t want kids. You can also specify that you don’t want a guy who wants kids. You can also say you don’t want a guy who has kids living full-time at home. But this is America. Most divorced men who have children don’t have them living at home full-time. So who do I get? Men who don’t want kids because they already have them.
So though I haven’t been too successful at finding a date, I am getting some good laughs paging through the potentials.
It’s only been two weeks. I’ll keep plugging along and keep you all posted;)