The Votes Are In!
The votes for if I should Match or not are in. All the dangling chads were resolved. I know you were on the edge of your seat just waiting for me to tally all of the votes received. I got 4.5 total votes and 3 to 1.5 were in favor of not online dating. The 0.5 vote was from my middle daughter Kasey and her vote doesn’t count for a full one. I also got an unbelievable amount of horror stories. Thanks, by the way. Where are all the people from the commercials that successfully matched? Are they paid actors?
I think those dating sites are good to meet people, but it seems to me that if you’re looking to be serious with someone, it likely isn’t there. It’s like setting someone loose on a buffet, a dating buffet. And in my experience, guys (and I’m sure girls too) are always looking for something better so why would they ever stop. It’s like an addictive gambler on a slot machine, the next turn (or date) is going to be THE one, but then there’s never really just one.
Okay, bear with me. I love How I Met Your Mother. Like LOVE, love it. And Barney, played amazingly by Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie!!), gave out his phone number on the Super Bowl and had a bunch of girls call. He couldn’t enjoy it because he was afraid of what he was missing with the next call, and he never did end up hooking up with any of them. The grass is always greener and all that. Online dating is like crack.
I realize I’ve just given you a bunch of stupid examples to explain something I’m sure you already understand. This was all just really for me. So this is where I pray that God will put the right person in my life. And if my soul mate hasn’t died in a fire, I pray that God puts us together on His time, even if I’m in a nursing home.