Truthfully, after I met the Tall Guy and didn’t hear from anyone else, I was pretty much ready for my 30 days of Match to be over.
I reached out to 4-5 more guys that I found interesting and never heard back from them.
As much as I tried to tell myself that it wasn’t me, that I wasn’t doing anything wrong, it was tough to keep my spirits up.
So, I invited a guy friend of mine to take a look at my profile, get his opinion, and see if there was anything I could fix or improve.
He thought my profile was alright, so he looked at my Favorites list to see the guys I was interested in.
“No…no….no,” he said, clicking through them. “This one is using his kid to get chicks! NO! Were you drunk when you picked these dudes?”
While I wasn’t banking on Match to set me up with a husband, I was expecting to meet more than one person and at least go on one or two (let’s not get ahead of ourselves) first dates.
Some people told me that 30 days wasn’t enough of a shot. And I see what they are saying, but truthfully, it takes up a lot of time…and you get lots of notifications. It can be overwhelming.
So, on August 31st, I cancelled my subscription to Match.com.
I wasn’t sad about it.
I had basically paid $35 to get rejected via emails and text messages. Never thought I’d say that.
Unless you say otherwise, Match keeps your profile online and other users can still send you winks and emails.
The catch is, you can’t see who sends you the emails or what they say—unless you resubscribe.
Since I cancelled my subscription, I’ve received 28 emails.
Oh really, Match? How funny. Because when I was active on the site, no one wanted to even look at me, yet now they all come running.
Grass is greener syndrome, or marketing ploy? You decide.
I’m absolutely not completely turned off from online dating—it’s very likely that I will give a different site a chance in the coming months.
My conclusion about online dating is this: just like in your day-to-day life, there’s going to be lots of people you probably don’t want to have anything to do with, for whatever reason.
However, it’s an acceptable tool to meet people, go on dates, and if you’re really lucky, find someone to spend the rest of your life with, offline.