Never have I ever- oh wait we're not playing that game..
Question for the audience.... Who currently has or has ever had a profile on an online dating site??
::putting hand up::
::scanning the room for hands::
Who would have ever thought that I would try online dating... half of the profiles out there say the same thing...
I blame the commercials "I tried online dating because my ::insert name of relative, friend. neighbor, coworker, family pet:: met their new fiance on ::insert name of online dating site here:: and I wanted to see how it would work for me".
When I see those commercials now, I cannot help but laugh. I'll give them credit though, the marketing is good. It got me didn't it? They tell you, "1 in 5 relationships start online" and you think holy crap! One in FIVE relationships??? That's 20% of relationships (or at least I think its 20%... someone check my math). When you see the commercials it sounds like a lot. But now that I just wrote that all out there, it's only 20%.
In March of 2010, I began my adventure into the world of online dating. I have had a profile on 4 popular sites, some of them I actually shelled out money for.... I know, right? I've worked on my profiles, added pictures, got opinions of friends, both male and female on how it looks, made sure I had flatering pictures up- full length shots, ones that make me look fun or funny (!!) or happy! Seriously. It's too much damn work. Especially when you get no return.
I can count on
one hand half of one hand how many dates that I have had as a result of meeting someone on one of these sites.
In my opinion the quality of the majority of guys on these sites is well... questionable.
If you read this post by Nancy Pearl Wannabe you got a small glimpse through the looking glass at what I'm talking about.
Here's some gems that will make you cringe, or die laughing:
"Hi, I see you use skype. Are you open to talking on there? I'm looking for skype friends. Thanks".- Um excuse me? Is this your secret way of asking if I like to perform skype sex?? The answer is hell no.
"hi how are you doing? I would like to get to know you better indoors and outdoors".- WHAT?!
"I think we spend our time thinking about a lot of the same things... "- And that was all he wrote.. seriously? How does one respond to that? Well great! I myself and very glad that you think?!
And here's my personal favorite......
"Wrong Exit Off Dating Highway, Then I Found You...
How are things going for you today?
You know... I was reading the most interesting article about how men and women fall in love differently. And it was saying that men (being the visual creatures that we are) usually feel an attraction first, but that women, by contrast, usually feels a "connection" first, then subsequently becomes more "attracted." I mean, you know that kind of special connection you sometimes feel...that mysterious compelling click that takes place right THERE.
Well, being the mere "male" mammal that I am, I must confess to being rather "attracted" to the photo in your ad, but then felt, "connected" to the words you wrote to accompany it. After all, intelligence is beauty in its purest form. Am I right? "- I do not even know what to say about that one.
But they're not all bad...there are some great profiles out there. where I think there could be a connection, but then I sit at my computer and I have no idea what to write in a message..But I write because if you don't try, then why even bother?
90% of the time when I do write, I don't even get a response, ugh.
I know what you're asking, "Why do you stay on these sites?"
Sometimes I ask myself the same question. My best friend tells me that some people are just not meant to meet people online. She thinks that the two of us are those people.
My response to that is "But 20% of relationships are starting online now!!" Part of me doesn't want to miss out... what if there is someone?
Plus, it's really good blog fodder for y'all.
So you're welcome.
Never have I ever- oh wait we're not playing that game..
CONGRATULATIONS to Gina at The Crave to Save. She was lucky commenter #9 (a number I picked at random from 1-14) and won the $60 to CSNStores.com
Remember waaaaaaaaaaay back in, um, the fall.... when I told y'all about this opportunity that I received from CSNStores where you could find everything from pacifiers to a Herman Miller Earnes Lounge Chair?
Okay well let me refresh your memories- with a link.
I received a lot of responses on what I should review from the site from my tweeps... but after thinking long and hard about what I actually needed... I decided to get ::drum roll please:: bakeware!!
New baking sheets (2 types) and a loaf pan to be exact! You can see in a few previous quick posts, that I linked straight from my CSNStores account that I loved the products. I have always wanted to buy calphalon products but I could never justify the costs... oh interwebs.. why did I wait so long!
I decided to make Mexican Chocolate Chip cookies and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread.
I used both types of baking sheets, just to see the difference in how the cookies came out- I took pictures, but then realized how dirty my oven looked in them and well I am not sharing that with the world.
On the large jelly roll pan the cookies came out more well done. While on the farberware pan the cookies spread out and were well.. softer. Either way they were chocolicious and yummy.
The calphalon on the loaf pan made it so easy to clean up after the fact. But I probably shouldn't have used a new recipe... because it came out more like a cookie in loaf form rather than bread. It's not the pans fault though... user error :)
Okay so enough reading about my experience with CSNstores.com.
Since I had such a wonderful experience with the site and the team, I want to be able to give you the opportunity to use the site. CSNStores.com has given me $60** to give to one of my readers to use on the site.
All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment on this post and let me know what you would buy if you won. Oh and if you're on twitter tweet about this post and link to me @wtfhaveidone.
Make it as creative as you want... I will read them all- and possibly post the best to the post where I announce the winner.
The contest will be open until March 7th, 2011 at 11:30pm EST.
**This giveaway is open to US & Canadian readers only and there may be some additional International shipping taxes that the gift code could not cover in the case of Canadian addresses.
Perfection in a Pan.
Love love love love this product.
I have only used a pyrex loaf pan before, but I cannot wait to use this pan more and more.
The non- stick surface was perfect for my banana chocolate chip loaf :)
- Insulated to disperse heat for more e...
I wish I had bought more of these
I bought this product to help me replace my very old bakeware. Its perfect for cookies, which is what I used it for... and I think I will also be making my own pizza on it in the upcoming days.
Easy to clean and maintain... My first time owning a product like this with non-stick and I will never look back!
This product was just what I was looking for in replacing my very old baking sheets. You cannot go wrong with Calphalon products... so easy to clean and care for!
Because I decide to finally look through the JCREW catalogue that came in the mail a few weeks ago and.... well you know where this is going.
I must have these shoes.
Look at how beautiful they are (!!) It almost brings me to tears because they are so beautiful.
Well that and the fact that they come with at $275 price tag.
I'm not about to pay that much for them. As much as I love them.
There are so many shoe websites out there that I must be able to find a pair in my price range.
Let's see... I found these...on endless.com.They're really similar, but they don't really do it for me. But at $58.00.... I put them in my shopping cart to save for later.
We're getting closer with these at Nordstrom.
But they're not brown and at $170 not what I want.
Maybe because it's almost 1am... but I can't find anything like these at piperlime or zappos.
I'm just going to hang out with my good friends Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia.
Maybe they'll know where I can find the shoe of my dreams.
If you know me then you know that I love beer.
Light Beers, Dark Beers and everything in between.
Most women I know like beer too.
But how many of you out there do not share my passion and lurve??
Maybe it's because you're drinking bad beer?? :cough cough budlightlime cough cough::
Luckily there are women out there who want to steer you in the right direction.
Women like my friend Rebecca. You'll meet her.....
When you click here. (to see the new project)
Hello lovely readers.
Over the past few months, I have been thinking about a good way to get the blog back up and running. The obvious thing to do would just be to write... dammnit. But that's well too easy. And I am anything from easy, (that's what she said?). Luckily I was approached by CSN Stores about writing a review on one of their products. CSN stores is an online retailer with over 200 stores that sells everything from nightstands to sneakers and everything in between. Sounds cool already huh?
With the holidays coming up, why not share a new and exciting shopping site with y'all. You know how much I love my online shopping. CSN makes it easy to search for everything you're looking for all in one spot.
Now the question is, what will I choose to review.
Check out the site and leave me a comment on what you think I should review.
Can't wait to hear from you!