My online profiles (Match.com, OK Cupid and Plenty of Fish) are up and running. I put up a few new images, and changed my profile to be less demanding, less intimidating and less sexual. It’s bland, really. I took down my “MySpace photo” (per OK Cupid’s scientific research, men are most attracted to the “MySpace photo” — self-made photos looking directly into the camera and flirting). I just couldn’t do it. I’m 36 not 22.
The good news is that I’m receiving more responses, and not just from the young guys (looking to get laid) or the fat rednecks that unfortunately seem to make up the majority of the Portland Metro area. That doesn’t mean I’m getting anything good, mind you, but at least it’s not pissing me off on a regular basis. I have a potential meeting/date next week. He’s going to call me first because he can’t stand a screecher (WTF?) and he hopes I’m nice. He invited me out for tea, which sounds totally gay.