I think, really, I'm only going to keep a profile on an online dating site for my own amusement.
Well, "amusement" is not really the right word. More for the novelty and "I'm bored, I should go check out some profiles"-ness of it than anything else.
I do not enjoy the process of cold meeting someone, and the times I've done it, other than Chad, it hasn't ever gone anywhere. And even that didn't go anywhere.
I suppose, in real life, dating's like that anyway, you throw more back than you catch, but I've never been the dating type.
I meet a guy (party, social event, friend's place, etc.) and we connect and we go out and we're together.
Sure, still sometimes I meet a guy (party, social event, friend's place, etc.) and we connect and go out and it doesn't work out but more often than not it has. For me.
I could get all mathematical and do charts and analyze all the factors/whatevers, but really I think I can say that online dating does not work for me. I don't meet the right guys and even when I do meet guys, my game's thrown off and I'm not myself because it's such an artificial way to do it.
The unfortunate thing about this decision, is that I still don't meet guys in my day to day life.
Spy caves are, oddly enough, inhabited by very very few single men. And there are none in my spy cave. And I don't go anywhere else on a regular enough basis and my friends have run out of single guys to introduce me to.
So I guess I'm just going to have to keep hoping for the best real life can throw at me and I'll just go for there.
I'm not going to be one of those "we met on line!" success stories even though everyone knows someone who is.
It's not going to be me and I'm ok with that.