The Dating Game


So in spite of the weirdo that freaked out on me a couple week ago, I’ve been talking with a few other dudes. And surprisingly enough, they don’t seem like complete psychos. HOWEVER, as everyone has seen (hello, premise of my blog!), my judgment isn’t exactly spot on. That being said, I am going to list out the potential bachelors below, and let you all judge them prior to me actually going on dates.

Here goes:

Bachelor #1:
Location: Within 5 miles
Profession: Mechanic
In his own words: I am looking for an honest down to earth woman who likes to be treated right. I am very respectable and hope to find someone who I can share many great times with and be there when times are not so great. I am great with children as I have three of my own. They do not live with me, however I do take care of them.
Pros (as I see them): He always texts me “Good morning!” and always sends me a “How are you?” text on his dinner break (he works 2nd shift). I think that’s sweet!
Cons (as I see them): 3 kids is a lot to walk into…

Bachelor #2:
Location: Within 30 miles
Profession: Student (Healthcare Field)
In his own words: I’m truely a good person and a very nice guy. Although I’ve had my share of heartbreak, I’m still honest, compassionate, caring, attentive, focused, goal oriented, and I have a great sense of humor, so don’t be surprised if I cause you to laugh out loud at times. I know what I want out of life and am actively going after it. I work out often and enjoy traveling, picnicing, bbq’ing and just being outside. Now that it’s chilly out I’m always up for a good movie. Although quite busy at times, I’d really enjoy slowing down to spend time with a special someone.
Pros (as I see them): He seems very funny and very grounded. I like the fact he’s back in school at a later age. I did that, so I can understand what he’s going through.
Cons (as I see them): He isn’t the quickest on responding to emails. Not sure if its a lack of interest or time.

Bachelor #3:
Location: Within 100 miles
Profession: Chiropractor
In his own words: I am passionate about giving my time to better my community for the present and the future generations. Leisure time? Rare commodity in my world, but I enjoy working on the family farm when during the proper season, spending time with family, heading to the gym, and having good conversation in all kinds of environments
Pros (as I see them): A doctor? Well DUH! Plus I like that he seems to care about giving back. Shows he’s not a selfish douchebag. (or canoe, as my friends are now all saying!)
Cons (as I see them): The distance might be a problem, and lack of free time would be an issue (however, if we click, I would hope that free time would be made)

Bachelor #4:
Location: Within 175 miles
Profession: Law enforcement
In his own words: Honesty is very important. [I enjoy] Being outside at all types of sporting events. From kids to professional. Riding motorcycles and wheelers. Going to the woods to hunt or just take in all the beauty of nature.
Pros (as I see them): Law enforcement seems really interesting to me. Plus he likes sports. I LOVE sporting events, so having someone to share that with would be a plus.
Cons (as I see them): Again, the distance. Plus, he is 40, and I’m not sure if I’m willing to go that high in age. And he doesn’t have a picture posted, so that makes me a bit nervous.

So there you have it, as it stands now. I’ll be honest, I’m not like OMG OMG OMG about any of them. And I’m going to chalk that up to the fact that I haven’t talked to them very long and I’ve actually learned (ha ha!) not to jump to conclusions about anyone. So I think I’m starting to get cautious. (Oh no! Does that signal the end of freaky ass dates for my blog?? Yeah. Riiiiiiiiiiiight.)

So what do people think of these dudes? (And I didn’t post their pics for a reason… but all of them are good looking.. well except for #4, no idea on him.) I’m not committing to anything with any of them, but these are the 4 that have expressed more than a passing interest in me at the moment.

And who don’t know that I am a hideous “plan changer” yet!! Heheh.


11 responses »

  1. Um – can I please have #3? Hello? Farm background. Chiropractor. I have severe back problems, and have always said I need to marry a chiropractor. And did I mention farmer? Nikki – he’s clearly meant for me. Please arrange. 🙂

  2. I say let them all work for you and see which one puts in more effort and is more interesting to you. Don’t cross off any of them yet, but yest be cautious of no picture guy.
    I like the dude who has texted you so far but then again it’s not that hard to send a good morning- what else does he have to say?

  3. I say meet ’em all (but I’m sort of a glutton for punishment in the dating world) and see who you click with. I always tried to stay away from ‘getting to know’ anyone too well via e-mails, phone calls, etc…. because physical attraction is so important (but I’m pretty much a superficial bitch – sometimes) so I didn’t want to decide that i really liked someone only to find out that there was absolutely no chemistry in person. If you don’t hate any of them, I don’t think it could hurt to meet all of them and then take it from there. And of course, write about each and every one! 😉

  4. Several things: A) Agree with give them all a chance and see who comes out ahead. Also not waiting too long to meet them in person. From my experience anyway, as a former internet dater.

    B) 40 is not too old anymore. It just depends on the person and where they’re at in their life. I know people who are 30-ish who are fuddy-duddy stick-in-the-muds and lots of wild and crazy party-people who are 40-ish. I just married an almost-40 year old, and you know how old I am. I don’t see much difference between my friends and his, even with the age difference. I’d be more worried about the no-picture thing.

    C)Think long and hard on the kid thing and bail quick if you think it’s not for you. You will know, very quickly, whether it’s something you can do. I don’t care what anyone says, it is NOT even remotely the same as having your own kids, no matter how long you’re together. Plus, then you’re stuck dealing with the ex, who may or may not be crazy, as long as you’re in the relationship. And even if it’s indirectly, it will still affect your life to a noticeable extent. Ask me how I know 😉

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