Online Dating Challenge – Day 3

It’s been three days since I joined two online dating apps – WooPlus and OkCupid.

I have received almost 100 responses. Nearly all of them are through OkCupid.  The messages have been steady and keep coming.  This has inspired me, and I have to say I am really going for it!.   I’ve responded back to over 50 messages.  Out of those, there have been three phone conversations and a handful of “we should meet up sometime” texts.  Another plus is OkCupid matches me with local area men.

Unfortunately,  I have to give WooPlus a D-minus with only a handful of responses and most live at least 50 miles away.

Since my dating profile for each site is a little different, I wanted you to see both.  My Woo profile is in my previous post.  Here is the one I created for OkC:

OkCupid Profile

 

I also wanted to share a few of my conversations so far…

Message #1

This guy had a great profile but left me hanging…

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Never heard back.


Message #2

Any ideas what Mfbf stands for? MrFrustrated something something?

I’m not sure.

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 Message #3

We may not know each other’s language, but I think he gets my jokes…

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Good News!!!! “Mr. C++,” asked me out on a “what?” yes, a date!

This Friday.   I can’t wait to tell you all about it.

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Over-Forty and Internet Dating

10 DATE CHALLENGE

I’m turning 45 in a few months. My fear of dating has kept me single for almost eight years. I want more! I want to break free from the chains that bind and experience personal growth as I have never known! To do this, I will plunge myself into the icy cold waters of online dating knowing it only starts online and my dates qualify only if they are in person and not over the internet. I am going to look fear right in the eyes and say “Yes, fear I will go out with you.

When you challenge your limits, great things can happen.

A little background on me. I have a troubled picker when it comes to men. I make questionable choices that puzzle my friends and family.

My best friend teases me that my criteria for dating someone is whether or not they have been in prison or a street gang. The darker the danger, the deeper my love.

My thinking, of course, is flawed and I know this. Yes, I got issues. You’ve got em too. The important thing is we are all addressing them in therapy, right? Wouldn’t it be cool if therapists gave out certificates of achievement for the work we do in therapy?

certificate

Okay so back to my dating challenge. For my apps, I chose WooPlus, the number one dating site for BBW dating. One review of this app called it “The Tinder for BBW women”. Did I mention I am a plus size lady? My second app is OkCupid. It’s popular, has decent reviews and best of all its free to join.

Here is a screenshot of my WooPlus profile: