Conscious of the fact that I have made no friends in the area and most certainly not wanting to spend all of my evenings moping around my lodgings desperately hoping that somebody will offer me a job out of the area, the last couple of days I’ve finally taken the plunge and signed up for two dating sites (OKCupid and Plenty Of Fish)
I’m in no way ready for a relationship right now as I’m so focussed on personal development, building some confidence and fighting my self-esteem issues. But I do need human interaction, I need distractions from the daily humdrum and to get out and meet people. I could be living in this area for some time and the thought of seeing nobody but my colleagues and my landlady is not appealing (as much as I like them). Equally, the thought of spending all weekend in my own company all of the time and never interacting with another person will eventually get me down.
I do not want to descend into that misery and I realised I haven’t made any new friends in quite a few years. That needs to change. Though an introvert, I do not have a problem mixing with others and I do not give myself enough credit in how well I do mix sometimes. As much as I want to move out of this area, I have to make the best of it while I am here and accept the possibility that I’m not getting out as quickly as I want.
So far I have to say that I prefer OKCupid despite that there are far fewer people on there. The site is better looking and the searches more user friendly. However, the personality tests on POF are spot on and describe me and the sort of people I need in my life just perfectly. In both cases I have made it clear that I’m looking for nothing serious right now.
Any advice on using either site or online dating in general would be appreciated.