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  1. Fingers Crossed For My Missed Connection Post

    December 14, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    Hotter Online

    Online Dating Reality

    I would probably not be writing this if it wasn’t for that second glass of wine and an encouraging tweet from one of my awesome blog friends Lady J Wanderlust –



    So my mom hasn’t been able to afford a new car in a while, so I usually go with her to the mechanic she uses and I have to say, the guy that works there is so cute. Weirdly, he also reminds me of the guy I accidentally farted in front of in the 6th grade (I don’t like to talk about it). I have always liked him, he has a cute smile and he likes my mom (and she likes him too…you see? This was meant to be). Plus, he’s a little taller than me, and at 5’10, I appreciate that.

    So, tonight, after he flashed that adorable grin at me and my mom (most importantly, at me), I decided to take the plunge and post on Craigslist’s Missed Connections.

    I am not so into my wine that I will actually post a link to it (no, that will not be happening), but I wanted to let you all know that I did it. Especially just in case he actually responds.

    Now, will I get any type of response? I have no idea and I sincerely doubt it, especially because I have this sneaking suspicion he has a girlfriend (he has that married/long term relationship attitude about him). But, you never know right?

    Anyways…tomorrow is a office gift exchange that I’m taking part in and you know that will inspire a post.

    Happy (almost) Friday everyone!

  2. I Shouldn’t Try Online Dating (And This Is Why)

    June 19, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    Guy I Wrote to From Craigslist

    One day while looking on Craigslist for a job, I wandered into the personal ads. Don’t ask me why. I tried online dating a few years ago and it just wasn’t for me. And really, the last thing I should be doing right now is “applying” to men on the internet for a date. Because online dating truly is the equivalent to online job seeking – you are trying to present yourself in a positive way to someone you barely know.

    Anyways, right or wrong, I did. I wrote to a guy that seemed pretty reasonable. While he didn’t have a picture, he described himself as being 6’2 (a point for him, because I’m  5’9ish), he works out, and is a producer for a small time film company he created with his friends. Plus he described himself as having a dark sense of humor. Definitely a plus. That’s my humor.

    And then he added in the post, “Please don’t write to me with a link to a website where I have to sign up to speak with you.”

    So, I wrote him. Remember that dark humor thing? Well, keep that in mind.

    In the beginning of my email to him, I say, “Wow, finally a normal guy. In order to speak with me further, click the following link to sign up for the following website.”

    A few spaces down I add ,”Just kidding! I couldn’t resist startng out that way…”

    And so I went to describe myself as I usually would.

    A couple of days later, I get this response, “Same format 90% of those other emails have. Stop writing me. I’m not writing back. F*ck off.”


    Okay, this is why I’m not doing the online dating thing.

    And by the way, what happened to the good ole fashioned dark humor thing? I thought he would have thought that was funny!

    So, lesson learned. From now on, just online job seeking for me.

    As for this online angry guy, well, maybe he should take off the dark humor description. It’s a tad misleading.