Friday, 16 November 2012
How You Can Meet Someone With The Same Interests As You
A friend decided that I needed help with my love life so she set me up on a blind date….a friend of a friend of a friend (you know the story). I accepted and hoped that this friend of a friend would be sane and half-way attractive.
Fast forward to Friday night. I'm sitting in an Indian restaurant and normally I love Indian food, but tonight I don't quiet feel like eating it. The food seems to be taking a long time to serve. Her idea of enlightened conversation is who will be in the final four of X-Factor. I prefer sports but guess what she's not into sports. She knows the weekly TV schedule verbatim….but I haven’t sat through a movie in months because I'm trying to start my own business. She says, “Work is boring and a waste of time". She prefers shopping and travelling. I wonder how she pays for those! She's pretty, a lot better looking than I'd imagined. But nevertheless, I begin to look at my watch. It’s only been 10 minutes since I last looked at it! I'm trying to think of ways I can gracefully remove myself from this situation.
I knew this would be a disaster - have you been there?
Now imagine a date with someone you met through Internet dating and have been chatting online with and exchanging emails with for quite some time. First, you don’t need to be introduced. You already know this person. You are sitting in an Italian restaurant enjoying a delightful meal because you both know that the other’s favorite is Italian. The conversation flows easily as you discuss common interests. She runs marathons and loves history just like you do. You happily discuss the volunteer work that your both involved in. You look at your watch and discover that it is late…very late…where has the time gone.
There is a big difference between a well-intentioned friend “setting you up” and choosing a woman for yourself who shares your interests and tastes, isn’t there? Now which one would you rather have?
Try online dating - meet a model.