I'm Kind of Bitchy. Is That Why I'm Single?
Writing at xoJane, India-Jewel Jackson approaches the end of an online dating experiment by considering some revelations and lessons learned -- including one about her own personality.
I said I'd give this project six full months, and as I near the finish line, I'm starting to realize that the end is going to be quite bittersweet. On one hand, I'm having so much fun. (And thankfully, I have yet to experience a disgustingly rude, hateful message.) On the other, this has to be the most tedious assignment I've ever taken on; I'm not sure if I'd ever want to date online again. Why?
1) Because maybe I'm kind of a bitch. (And maybe that's why I'm single.)
I got a wink from a guy on Match.com who's pretty much my ideal mate at first glance. Very handsome, a few years older, never married, no kids, fantastic career, blah, blah, blah. After his initial wink, I returned the wink and patiently awaited his intro message, which came 24 hours later.
"Thanks for the wink ... What brings you to Match?"
This, my dear friends, is the message equivalent of a teeny-tiny flaccid penis on a man with huge hands. I couldn't have been more let down if I tried. Not only did he send me a super short inquiry, he also asked an utterly idiotic question ...
2) What's with the multiple visits to my profile?!
I'll admit, I check my views/visitors page daily, just to see who's been scoping me so that I can see if they're worth a return scope. Often I see the same men have been to my page, and it has to be intentional ...
Read India-Jewel Jackson's entire piece at xoJane.
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