Last Sunday, almost a week ago, I was online and decided to just look at LDS Singles (an online dating site for Mormon single adults). Pretty soon I found myself setting up a profile. It was just a series of clicks and answering random questions about myself, and before I knew it, I was out there! For the whole cyber LDS male world to see! It happened very quickly, and I was soon a part of a world I had previously been so far removed from, I didn't even have negative feelings toward. It simply didn't apply or appeal to me. But here we went. Online dating.
So after about a day I had a handful of "smiles." Apparently if you find someone attractive, you click on a link to smile at them. Smiles, I quickly learned, are free. However, messages or anything else are NOT free. As in $60 not free. Heck no am I going to pay for that.
And so after 6 days, my stint with LDS Singles came to a close. I deleted my profile along with the unread messages, unavailable because I wouldn't pay, and said goodbye to all the smiles from goofy dudes I collected.
Looks like I'll be sticking with the more sincere, real, and free way of meeting people. It's been real, LDS Singles. Or, shall we say, it's been virtual? Sayonara, online dating.