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Online vs real world bravery

26 Feb

In the real world, put a cute guy in front of me and I shut up shop in terms of my nerves. I can have a normal conversation with them, but I can’t string the words together to express how I’m feeling, whether I want to see them again (which if I’m talking to them for longer than 5 minutes, it’s a resounding YES!) for the fear of rejection.

I’ve just realised this – because I’m internet dating again. After he instigated the messages, I finally threw in the casual comment of ‘Want to get a drink at some stage?’ Well.  I’ve never received a response quicker than this mornings message.  A resounding yes, and a suggestion for this weekend.  Isn’t that nice!

So why then, when I “internet date” I’m free, no fear, no reservations and just don’t care.  Why can’t I translate this freedom and nonchalant-ness to real life. What do I need to do to become braver?

My thoughts are losing the whole “care factor”.  On the internet I really don’t care, lets apply this to real life and see what happens.

I hope it works, because quite frankly I’m over being single in the suburbs, I need to work on this problem with some gusto.

Otherwise, got any better suggestions world?


Let twitter do the dating…

6 Feb

So, Melbourne is really small.  Turns out somebody I follow on twitter got wished a happy birthday by somebody I had only ever chatted to on a popular internet dating site. Who I haven’t heard from in over 2 weeks.

So, hello twitter handle of Jeremy*.  Jeremy seems to be quite the smart arse (tick), like photography and travel.  All ticks.  So well travelled I think he’d shame me given the minisule amount of travel I have done.

Very tempted to message him back and insert the twitter handle and see what happens. Sounds like fun.

I’ll sleep on that decision.

*not his real name

Let twitter do the dating

4 Feb

I was over it last night, put myself out there again and “kissed” a guy on a popular Australian dating site and within 30 minutes – rejection. I don’t know why.  I’m a relatively successful human, I have a job, pay my bills on time, I have nice hair, manners,I am polite and I make a killer lemon tart.

So, in a moment of madness I did what any normal person would do.  I got on twitter and decided to see if there were any lovely normal men in Melbourne over 30. 

And then got promptly re tweeted to around 550 people.  Lets just see Melbourne, will it be a social networking dating experiment?

Because I am really ready to meet somebody that makes my world stop.

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