Saturday, November 26, 2005


So, I just found out that my subscription to eharmony ran out. I shelled out the $250 two years ago, and renewed it last year for the "special" $150. Given the fact that I've gone out on three dates in two years from the service, my math says that's like $130 per date. One guy quit his job as a financial planner to be a pizza delivery guy (and was excited about it), one came to our date stoned and then after we went out three times stood me up at my own party, and the third, well, he called me all the time. Like every day. I don't like being called every day, unless it's by Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp can call me any day as often as he would like to. Suffice to say, for $130/date, those dates better be fucking awesome. These three were sucky. And not in the good way. I didn't have sex with a single one of them. That's the least I could have gotten for my 130 bucks.

So, I've closed yet another avenue for meeting men. It's frustrating, but at the same time, I think I'd be more frustrated to continue throwing money away on a dating service that promises me the world and delivers a combination of stoned stalker pizza delivery boys.

At any rate, if anyone has any ideas, feel free to share. But I warn you, I'm almost 30, so I've done the sitting around at law libraries and coffee houses, I've tried other online services, speed dating, being set up with friends, etc. etc. etc. Pass along the ideas, but they better be creative.


Megan said...

Isn't eHarmony, like, goddy? The guy who wrote a bunch of Christian books started it. That turned me off. Well, that and the Inna-Gada-da-Vidda survey I was supposed to take.

I've been doing okay with yahoo and OKcupid. Meh, occasionally MySpace.

Charles said...

You could always stricly play the numbers. Have as many dates as possible. Ask anyone and everyone. From the dates there has to be AT LEAST some okay sex there. And maybe a spark beyond the physical. Jutst an idea. Just throwin' you a bone.

Kelly said...

Hm. I thought I said creative. Dating everyone in sight doesn't seem like creative to me. Sounds like a pretty fast way to catch an STD, actually.
Thanks for the effort though, every bone counts.

Kelly said...

And yeah, Megan, it's Goddy. They keep it pretty cool on the site, though, and and I didn't run into too many nuts. None of the nuts were religious.