This week, in my Sociology of the Family class, we talked about dating and marriage. You know, since those two things are kind of required for a family to form.
So of course, reading chapters on the topic in my textbook, then attending a three hour lecture on the matter, just did wonders for my spinster self-esteem.
Seeing as most nights of my short life have been spent like this.
Incase you can't tell, I am single. I sometimes refer to myself as somewhat of a "mormon spinster" since I am unmarried at, gasp! 22! (I'm really just being facetious, while it may be an oddity in Utah to be unmarried over the age of 20, I live in Canada where we're a little more forgiving.)
However, I haven't dated much, and confession - i've never been in a relationship. The guys at church look at me like I have leprosy, or don't look at me at all, and I haven't found any interest at school. I also don't go out to bars or clubs so how in the heck else am I going to meet someone? So in order to remedy the situation, this summer I ventured into the world of online dating. It's been an... interesting experience.
I've gone on a few dates, with a few guys, who were nice enough, but nothing ever came of them. As of late, I'm torn between wanting to throw in the towel and give up because it's just too hard, and wanting to keep at it, hoping i'll find someone compatible eventually. You see, online dating is very weird. I'll get into this with more detail at some point, but for now, I'm going to showcase just how weird it can be through the use of some ways guys have tried to pick me up.
Here are some of the best of the worst I have received.
Because if I can't laugh at my situation, i'll cry.
First, we have the just plain awkward ones, that I don't even know how to respond to.
Like..."You look like an teacher lol maybe you are an English teacher? :)"