When I started this project, I gave myself a private goal of going on at least one date a month.
Might not sound like much, but I know myself and I knew that it would be a challenge. Then I went and met Writer Guy, and – poof – March and April were taken care of. Now, here we are at the end of May, no date, and damn. I’ve had plans for re-ramping up my search, but I’ve gone and let the month slip by.
So, to keep me honest, some foreshadowing of what is to come in June:
- New pictures for online personals. My first pictures were a big step for me – just showing my body, front-on, no fooling around with flattering angles to hide my size – but, you know? They aren’t great. I’m all gray and workmanlike. The trouble is, I don’t have a real digital camera (I know, right? I’m so behind the times) AND my BlackBerry’s camera got a little funkified when I had to have the data port replaced a couple of months ago. So I’ve had plans to play dress-up with a couple of friends and take some better pictures, but we haven’t actually gotten around to doing it yet.
- Once I have new pictures, update my account (or create a new one) on okcupid. Ok, ok, I know, okcupid has a bit of a bad reputation. But, hey, it’s free – and a bunch of my friends use it, so I can forward them the entertainingly creepy messages I sometimes get from overenthusiastic men.
- I’m also going to try paying for an account (don’t look at me like that. one month! I’m just testing it out) on BBW Personals Plus. I’m still pretty nervous about the whole BBW scene, but a commenter recommended it and, hey, it looks pretty classy. Anyway, if it turns out to be freaky I can always write it off as research and entertain us all with stories.
Got any other suggestions? What can I do to step it up next month?