Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I know it's been a while since I posted, here's the thing... I haven't been checking my online account.
I got disheartened with all the bad matches and something seems to be developing with a "real" person :)

So I'm thinking about making over this blog about a new adventure but I'll give it a little more time.
In the meantime I might test out a topic or two for the blog and see what you think. I'm still a 30something TakingaChance on life.

Stay tuned....

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hero of the week...

Meet Mr.Contradiction: He's passionate about the environment "making it better then how I found it..."
His profile pic seadoo-ing seems like an interesting choice. They are a bit of a gas guzzler aren't they? Hm....

Friday, April 16, 2010

Random Friday

It's friday so I thought I would compile a list of random little things that make you go "huh?" for the week :)

Most passionate about....clocks?

Can't live and cheese TOGETHER! yikes

Quote of the day .... "I'm as fun as bubblegum"

The first thing people notice about me...." I work a lot to hit my goals"...or...."that I can hold up good conversations"

Spell check people, come on!

"thru" I think he meant "Through"

"healty" I think he meant "healthy" (not just once but 4 different places spelled incorrectly)

"socer" translated to "soccer" I'm assuming

"laylaty" I believe can be interpreted as "loyalty" O and A are on opposite ends of the keyboard!

(as a person that relies very heavily on spell check, I promise never to close a match for poor spelling alone!)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Scrapping the bottom of the barrel...

So I've started getting what are called "Flexible"'s politely explained as additional options for you when matches that meet your criteria can't be found. So these "Flexible" matches give you even more options, aren't you excited??!? LOL Oh I know I am. My friend and I had a complete giggle fit the other day reading some of these profiles.

I think it's important to stay light hearted about this whole process. The funny thing is that some times when you're looking in one place for something you think you want, you might not notice that it's shown up somewhere else. So just be open to all possibilities, even the "flexible" matches LOL :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This is not the Miss America pageant!

I think this guy missed the memo that this isn't a pageant.

Meet Mr. I-want-to-save-the-world:

"If I had a wish that could come true, I would wish for every child to be loved, nurtured, and cherished on this planet. I have a feeling that this would be the only way in which we could conquer all and eliminate all the turmoils on this earth."

I hope you got the laugh from this that I did!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Well I'd like to report that things are looking up in the world of "matches" but they seem to be on a slippery slope!
I'm not here to whine and complain though, simply to state an observation.

I got "matched" with another "Mr. Sex" today. I really find it interesting that some people are so blunt about it. Does that fact that you're online suddenly mean all tact goes out the window. I'm at a loss for what to say really. When you get a "must have" from someone (aka second communication ever!) that says "must have a partner that is sexually mature, adventurous and can comfortably express either desires..." REALLY??? again I realize that by some peoples standards I'm a prude, still okay with that but I ask, would you say it on a first date? Didn't think so!

The toper on the cake for this match was his "can't stand someone that is overweight". Don't get me started!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Jaw on the floor.....

Now it's possible by some people's standards I could be considered a prude but I'm okay with that. If the astonishment at the profile I just got "matched" with puts me in the prude category I will wear the label gladly...

Meet Mr.Sex....
The one thing he's most passionate about " I put my heart into what I'm passionate about, I'm passionate about sex..." REALLY?? This is breaking cardinal rule number 1!!! But it gets better... The remainder of his profile (aside from his creepy profile pic) appears like that of a "normal" person. Now this "match" decided to send me a communication request so out of curiosity I thought I'd see what questions he sent me. I find that this is a very telling first impression. You have a list of probably 40 questions to choose from and pick 5 that you'd like to start off with.

(these are the questions he sent me)
Question 1. How do you feel about premarital sex?
Question 2. How would you asses your verbal intimacy skills?
Question 3. Are you a passionate person?
I can't even remember what 4 and 5 were I hit CLOSE MATCH! so quickly...

I am trying not to loose faith that somewhere out there Mr.Right exists I guess I just haven't met him yet....

To give you an idea of the alternate question choices, here are the 5 I usually send when/if in communication with a "match"

Question 1. Your idea of an adventure is:
a. white water rafting
b. karaoke
c. trying a different route to work
d. ordering a dish you've never tried before
Question 2. If you could take a dream getaway for a week where would you go:
a. hawaii
b. paris
c. hiking in the mountains
d. cottage by the sea
Question 3. Which dates sounds the most fun to you?
a. attending a lecture on a topic you enjoy
b. bargain hunting at a flea market
c. going bowling
d. visiting a local comedy club
Question 4. How often do you find yourself laughing?
a. i crack myself up
b. most of the time but am serious when needed
c. most of the time i'm serious but occasionally have a laugh
d. generally i'm a pretty serious person
Question 5. Outside a romantic relation, are you competitive?
a. i'm extremely competitive
b. most of the time i'm pretty competitive
c. on rare occasions i'm competitive
d. i'm never competitive

Staying Hopeful