I've never petted a tiger, run a Tough Mudder, taken a bathroom selfie or been to Machu Picchu. Which means I live in constant fear that OKCupid is going to revoke my profile at any second.
Faux hashtags are almost never funny. #ipromise
"LOL" will, in time, prove to be the single worst thing that has ever happened to the English language.
I tend to dream in terms of plane crashes, wars, wildly proportioned architecture, invasions and other sorts of catastrophe.
There are other things I care about. Big, important things that span continents and centuries. I just can't think of any right now. Ask me again later.
In the meantime, I'll save you the time and energy of the inevitable question everyone seems to ask: "What are you looking for on here?"
After a year and a half on OKCupid, I don't have preconceptions about what I'm looking for anymore. I used to. I've had phases of, for example, looking for sex. I've had phases of looking for someone to spend "all" my time around. I've had phases of looking for pals to do fun things with. But one of the big lessons I've learned since starting this ridiculous, exasperating, exhausting online dating thing is that preconceptions just don't work. Period.
I now come into each new conversation and each date with a blank slate and zero expectations. Would it be great if we had some sort of scandalously torrid affair? I would imagine so. Would it be great to make an amazing new friend who brightens my life in all kinds of ways? Absolutely. Would it be great to meet someone exciting and attractive to just spend some time with and get to know? No doubt. Would it be great to find The One and fall madly in love and make a whole bunch of the most brilliant and staggeringly beautiful babies the world has ever seen? Of course it would.
Any and all possible outcomes would each be great in their own way. But I don't -- and won't -- push deliberately toward any of them. We meet. We talk. You laugh. I laugh. And then we go from one moment to the next, and wherever things end up, great, it'll be awesome when we get there. Sound good?