At least I know what I want…

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
October 12, 2010

Friday night was another Karaoke Night, but this time I was not going it alone and we were at “old faithful” – the same bar where we’ve met gems, such as The Facebook Friender (AKA Chocolate Dip) and Late-Night-Soft-Core-Porn Guy.


But before we went to the bar, my girlfriend and I went out to dinner and were analyzing my taste in guys (I know. nike lebron Shocking). nike air jordan femme She was saying that I’m very picky when it comes to guys and I was saying that I just feel like I know more now about what I’m looking for and what I’m not willing to invest in when it comes to guys. adidas springblade I was painting a picture of a pretty mature guy. new balance blanc A man if you will. air jordan 30 Someone who knows who he is, what he wants and where he’s going but doesn’t take himself all too seriously. It really sounded like I had my shit together.


Then we went to the bar…


That’s where two attractive guys approached us. ray ban pas cher One was very responsible looking with his short haircut, glasses and polo shirt peeking out of his sweater. UGG for Women Boots The other had a more rugged look going on with his scruffy facial hair and unwashed brown hair peeking out of his less-than-white white hat.


Throughout the night we uncovered the following…


Together…they rap in a band. lunette de soleil ray ban (Is it considered a “band” when there is rapping involved? Or is it rap group? Whatever, they have a band and in which they perform rap. oakley ca (and yes. nike air max pas cher I’m white)).


Separately…


The preppy guy (white rapper #1) lives in an apartment in LA, has a stable, well-paying day job and speaks intelligently on just about any topic you can bring up.


The rugged guy (white rapper #2) didn’t mention anything about a job, lives in his parent’s basement in Long Island, NY, and when I mentioned that I smelled a mix of body-odor and stale cigarettes, he said it was probably him.


I will give you one guess as to which one I was most attracted to.


It’s not that I didn’t try to like the preppy guy. I talked with him almost all night.


My Booming Cafe Business And Its Dreaded Consequence

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
November 25, 2009

I promised you that if I got to level 30 in FarmVille I would join e-Harmony. The good news is, I only made it to level 26 before losing interest. The bad news is, I now have a very successful cafe in the restaurant-equivalent of FarmVille – CafeWorld. (see below)

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It occurred to me that it might be “time” last Friday night when I was home alone watching my 5th straight episode of Entourage, season 1. I was serving up burgers and pot roast and using the revenue to outfit my restaurant with bamboo walls and decorative hibachi grills, when I accidentally let my guacamole go bad. It turned brown and flies started circling it…it was really gross – at least for a Facebook video game. Needless to say, I was genuinely upset. So it was in that moment that I turned off the TV and logged-on to the e-Harmony.


I realize that this move is tad off character, but I told myself the following: I’m being approached by guys that aren’t panning out to be good dating prospects (need I remind you of “chocolate dip?”). Maybe pre-screening is a good idea. On top of that, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Worst-case scenario, e-Harmony would likely provide decent blog fodder.


Well…it hasn’t even been a week, and here we are.


For the time being I’ll breeze over the fact that it took me a good 4 hours to finish the personality profile and jump to the do’s and don’ts of e-Harmony dating.


DO¬† purchase the subscription so you can see the pictures of your matches: At first I thought looking at the pictures would be petty and superficial. But once the pictures were uploaded, I realized that “Derek, 32″ was actually “Derek, 45″ and that I had accidentally checked the “Pacific Islander-only” box.


DON’T assume that you will be able to keep it on the DL that you’ve joined e-Harmony: While it would seem that the chances of being matched up with someone you know is SUPER slim, in my first 48 hours on the site, I was matched up with a work colleague, my cute neighbor, and – the worst of the worst – my x-boyfriend’s friend.


DON’T ever take a boy you’ve met on e-Harmony to a restaurant that doesn’t serve Dr. Pepper: According to the personal profiles of 3 of my matches, it is one of the 5 things they “can’t live without.”


DO be mentally prepared to fill out 3 to 4 Cosmo quizzes a day: When you’re matched up with someone who wants to “begin communication” they send you 5 multiple choice questions, each with room to write your own answer – and of course the pressure is on to showcase your wit in 100 characters or less. Don’t forget, someone else will be reading your answers and judging you. The questions are real casual and easy to answer…for example:


“How do you like to spend a Saturday night?” – no brainer


“How do you feel about premarital sex?” – trickier…


“How do you assess your verbal intimacy skills?” – my what?


“Do you believe in Soul Mates?” – are they really asking this of people playing online dating roulette?


“Do you enjoy being alone?” – yikes.


…I’m going to check on my pot roast.




The Facebook Friender

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
June 24, 2009

When did it become appropriate to Facebook friend someone that you met at a bar the night before? I’m fully aware that there is very little science to who you should and should not Facebook, but there’s a difference between keeping tabs on a person that you knew in high school and allowing a total stranger to peer into your life via your personal Facebook page.


Since Facebook was hardly around the last time I was single, I was not prepared when I learned of this maneuver only one week after the breakup. I was at a Karaoke bar and was approached by an attractive black guy after singing Marvin Gaye. At some point during the night he asked me my last name. I gave it willingly (rookie mistake?) only to find a Facebook friend request the next day.


I ignored his request and to be nice I sent a note back saying that I’m sure he would understand why I do not “befriend” people that I just met. To that, I received the following reply:


“I am intrigued by your Facebook exclusivity. Give me a call if you ever want to take a chocolate dip”


…needless to say, I now ignore such friend requests, sans personal note.