I must admit that I often think of how thankful I am that I did the whole dating thing before smart phones, Facebook, and even really before life was impossible without the internet.
Honestly, in university, I still had to use microfiche for the odd research project. In an effort to support a friend I have read over their online dating prospects and given advice on “first contact” messages, or a response to a query. It is stressful! To all of you braving the world of online dating, I commend you.
All that being said, the tall one has had the occasional conversation about whether we’d find each other if left up to online dating. Our answer is obviously a resounding “of course,” but I’ve decided that dating each other online would be a fun and entertaining, albeit a silly, date idea.
Initially I thought it might be reasonable to each put up a profile on a free dating website, but then realized that it would be public, and there’d be no way to stop others from messaging us.
Pretending to be single and having other singles try to start a relationship with you isn’t really healthy for any marriage, so we’ll nix that.
Instead, make up your own private profile and email it to each other. Then start a dialogue. Ask each other questions. Google them, stalk their Facebook profile and all that kind of fun.
Take the time on your work breaks to send off a quick email or text, and when you’re ready, decide where and when you should meet.
At that time, get ready for your first date. If you really want to go “all in,” leave your house at separate times and meet each other at the location. From there, enjoy your evening together. Whether you continue to pretend you’re on your first date, or you just have fun reminiscing about your few days of online dating each other, it’s sure to be a nice evening out.
Again, I know this is on the sillier scale of date night ideas, but if you’re up for it, a little silliness is often a recipe for a good time.