Date Diagnosis – Week Three

I ended Week Three with six dates, I think ??? What is a date ??? It’s very clear to me that my views on dating are my own. Personally, I think I’m right, but the world isn’t black and white. Here’s a list of my thoughts.

1.) Why don’t these guys initiate a second date? Women seem to be cultured into thinking that if a guy really likes you, then he will go out of his way to let you know. Hence, the movie “He’s Just Not That Into You.” Very few of these guys have initiated second dates. Is it me? Do I need to text them all the time for them to think I’m still interested? Do I scare boys? Why don’t the good ones make a move? Maybe I’ll just do all the work. Ask them out. Pay. Make a move. I’m going to try it, just to see what happens. UGH, no, I don’t want to do all the work.

2.) Keeping up with these blog posts is hard. Plus, there is so much more that I want to write. Is it wrong if I screen shot men’s dating profiles? If you’re shirtless on any of these dating apps, the odds are pretty high that I have a screen shot of your abs on my phone. I’m tired all the time. Between my job, dating, and keeping up with my online personality, I’m finding it difficult to keep on track with my Date Diaries.

3.) My friends refer to Operation: No Pay May as a poor girl’s version of the Bachelorette.  To me, it seems more like a realistic version of the movie 50 first dates. Sometimes I wonder why I decided to do this.

Dating App Update: I deleted The Grade. Not enough people use it. Like I said, I need the iPhone storage space. I’ve decided to experiment less with Tinder, and more with Hinge and Bumble. There is a social stigma to Tinder. It’s sad, but true. I don’t want boys to pay for my dinner in hopes I’ll sleep with them. The truth is, I won’t sleep with you. Bumble and Hinge are more work for me. The boys don’t initiate plans as often as they do on Tinder. I’ll have to initiate plans in order for guys to meet up.

News: An anonymous texter (I have no clue who this texter is) sent my website into a local radio talk show. Houston’s Mix 96.5 in case you were wondering. On the morning of May, 12th this “talk show” briefly read through my blog. Keep in mind, that they read through the blog within 10 minutes and out of context. Operation: No Pay May IS a social dating experiment. Everyone has their own opinions on dating, as do I. I am sharing my side of the story. That’s it. Not everyone will agree or disagree with my opinions because they are mine. Since the broadcast, I’ve been contacted by the radio show. I fully intended to defend my opinions and my experiment. Hopefully, my scheduled dates don’t listen to morning talk radio. I would have a hard time answering the question, “Are you the girl trying to get free food?” My response would be, “No, I’m learning about dating. The free food is just a perk.”