I Heart the Internet

Needles: I never thought I’d say this, kid.
Damien: What’s that?
Needles: God damn, I love the Internet.-Rescue Me

I know sometimes people say that the internet ruins relationships, and has made us less social as a society. But for me, the ability to be able to chat online with my blog friends has expanded my circle of friends in so many ways. I have friends all over the country because of the internet, and that makes me so happy.

More importantly, I was able to find my soulmate online. If it weren’t for the internet, I may have never met Match. We instantly connected after our first chat, and knew we had to meet.

I’m not sure what I would without this blog of mine. I love that it’s a place I can bare my soul, but also a place I can connect with friends. My lovely readers, you have no idea what a positive impact you’ve had on my life. I hope one day to meet some of you, and I’m truly grateful that I have you in my life, even if it may be my online life. You mean the world to me, and I heart you all!

Dating Advice

Yes. It is true. I, Michael Scott, am signing up with an online dating service. Thousands of people have done it, and I am going to do it. I need a username, and… I have a great one. “lilkidlover”. That way people will know exactly where my priorities are at. -Michael, The Office

A few of my single friends have asked me where the nice guys are. I always point them to the best dating sites according to Consumer Rankings. I know there are still many people who are skeptical about online dating. But to me it saves you a step.

When you go out to a bar or meet a guy through friends, you don’t know whether or not he wants kids. You don’t know if he’s seeking a long term commitment or a fling. With online dating, you can weed out the guys that don’t have the same goals as you, and save your makeup for the guys that do. I know I personally hate first dates, and that awkward getting to know you period. When I met Match online, it was like we’d skipped to the third or fourth date. It was still exciting but I didn’t feel that queasy, anxious feeling like I had on so many other dates.

If you’re single and you’re tired of meeting the typical clowns at bars, then you should give online dating a try. You’ve got nothing to lose, and you could wind up meeting your soul mate!

You Never Know Where Love Will Find You

With the way our society is going towards social media, it’s no surprise that more people are looking online for love. People are searching through Consumer Rankings for the best dating sites and hoping just one will lead them towards love.
Now it’s no secret that I met Match online. I hadn’t really paid much attention to the match.com reviews. I wasn’t expecting love, I just thought, why not put myself out there for the universe? That’s the thing about love. You aren’t going to find it if you don’t put yourself out there.

At the same time, you can’t hide behind online dating and chatting. You have to still meet the person and take that second step. I think it would have been so easy for Match and me to just keep chatting and stay in our comfort bubbles but we didn’t. We took that chance and met right away. I think with online dating you have to make sure you don’t develop a relationship only online because that’s not real. Just how people can get overly attached to Facebook and develop friends solely online. It becomes unhealthy. There has to be a balance between social media and the online world and reality. I love that we have the means to meet people we might have never met otherwise. But we still have to go out and actually date them and take that dreaded (which can turn out to be wonderful) first date. You never know what can happen!