My weekend and some observations on online dating. →
[More:] I've been away from my computer since that disastrous phone call
on Friday. I slept all of Saturday unable to deal with anybody. But today was much better. I did an 8 mile hike this morning here
, had some Ethiopian food for lunch, and took a peaceful nap. Then I stopped over at Borders to browse the cookbook section (which always cheers me up). I grabbed a copy of The Lee Bros Southern cookbook
Now onto the online dating bit. I spent the last 5 years in a college town (~60k people). For the last two years, I maintained a profile on okcupid. Living in a small town and dating online was a bit weird because I invariably ran into these women at bars, coffee shops, or restaurants before exchanging messages. Nothing good came off it anyway.
Now I live with my folks in a smaller town (30k people). And this ainít no college town. Nearly all the women on okc here are 10+ years older than me or married and looking for something on the side. Not my cup of tea so I havenít messaged anyone. But this afternoon, after stopping at Borders (which is in the next town over), I saw 4 okc women at a bar. I am good with faces so I instantly recognized all of them. It was a bit surreal, sitting across the bar from strangers but also knowing what kind of movies, books, and music they liked.