So i am not completely friendless, I have three. Allison--my dear friend who has been so kind to let me sleep in her couch, Jacob--a good friend from back home, and two boys that graduated a year before me in the photo program (but i don't have either of their numbers right now so they only count as one person together, but we are going to get together soon for dinner).
While i was on the phone with Jacob last night--trying to figure out when we can get together-- he told me this:
"you should try out okcupid.com, its a free dating site and it would help you meet people in the city. If you need a testimonial ask my friend. She wasn't getting asked out by the Mormon guys either and then she found this great Jewish guy on there who took her out on a lot of dates. After two months she realized that she didn't really like him romantically but it sure boosted her self-esteem in dating!"
And so to my own chagrin, i got on the site yesterday to check it out. I also decided that if someone does decide they want to ask me out, at least i get a free dinner out of it, and well, being an unpaid intern means i make the trek to Costco and then carry large boxes of food on my birthing hips back to the city... free food is so very tempting...
After looking over some of my results from the site i can't decide if i should be ashamed or amused.
First of all, WHY WOULD IT SUGGEST THAT bdavis_taco IS A GOOD ALTERNATIVE?
nothing screams "Date Me!" quite like throwing tacos into your username.
bdavisinabox also makes me sound super lame. i love being in a box.
Then i got this email. If you have ever talked to me about where i want to live when i grow up, i always answer the same "anywhere but the Dakota's because i choose to believe they don't exist."
The one person in all of Okcupid-dom that is the highest match to me must be the only person in North Dakota that is on the site.
Also note that Utah didn't even show up as number one, apparently i am more pure than average but not even enough for good old Utah. New York is no where on the list so i don't know that i will have any success out here...
and should i be worried that the US didn't show up on this list???
then after answering some questions this chart comes up. I think it is hilarious that in Utah everyone tells me how 'hipster' and independent i am, yet on here i am far from Indie or Independent...
This chart makes me look super lame and like a 60 year old trapped in a 24 year old body...
This seemed a little more accurate. my favorite lines in it are:
"...you are very choosy with your affections..."
(no, i've never been called 'prickly' before... haha)
"You'd absolutely refuse to date someone dumber than you..."
"babies do too (have a special soft spot for me) at the tippy-top of their baby skulls"
(i am the best aunt, they love me)
And that my friends, is the current status of my dating life. If you know normal boys in the Manhattan area, send them my way. But make sure that he knows that he needs to buy me dinner. I am even good with a $6.25 burger from the Shake Shack, no need for anything fancy.