i posted these pictures on facebook (because I needed them) with the caption biting the bullet...
i'm not usually one for vague posts on social media, but i kind of wanted to see what people would say:) some people commented on my dress, my shoes, etc, and a couple of people commented on the caption.
i've been pretty vocal about my avoidance of online dating. i had one excuse after another for not doing it, but
1. i'm running out of excuses
2. i'm not meeting anyone any other way
3. turning 36 is scaring me to near death
i was visiting some friends last night. in the middle of chatting, dana grabbed my phone off the table and started signing me up for tinder. i didn't stop her.
dana has done online dating with a lot of success (and a few good stories), and she's been trying to get me to do it ever since we met. she's offered to do it for me many times. i decided earlier this year if anyone was serious about doing it for me, i would let them. so when she started i didn't stop her. (side note-she definitely wouldn't have done it if I didn't let her).
she picked my pictures, and we decided i needed one of just me. since tinder pulls from facebook, i had to post the few pics we took to have access to them. she wrote a very brief profile and started swiping. we've been good friends and roommates so i totally trust her.
part of me wants to tell the whole wide world. the other part of me doesn't want to tell a soul, but here i am sharing this experience for the whole wide world.
since we're being honest my biggest excuse for not doing it was/is i don't want to have to do it. i want to get set up on an amazing blind date (doesn't anyone have an amazing single brother or cousin or neighbor?!?), meet someone at a marathon or church, or pretty much any other way. the bottom line is I'm not meeting anyone any other way, and i really don't want to be single forever so here i am. the bullet has been bitten. i'll check back in soon and let you know how it's going.