Must Love Dogs
June 8, 2005 § 3 Comments
The boy and I went to see Cinderella Man (bring tissue) the other night. During the previews, there was one starring Diane Lane. She was a divorcee who’s sister urged her to put her profile online to get her out in the dating field. She had a dog whom she loved, and that was the one ultimatum she expected of her possible suitors: "must love dogs." The boy, played by John Cusack, borrows a dog to meet her. Hmm… sound familiar? So when I yelled, "Fuck! We could have made millions!" I realized it might have been exaggerating, but still – THAT’S US.
Yes, I realize that thousands of people have met someone online, but it it’s still a novel concept to the majority of people to whom we tell our story. My profile on match.com was written in haste (and it’s quite obvious). It even has a stupid emoticon at the end of it just in case some tard didn’t find the quote in the same humor as I did. FOR THE LOVE OF FUCK – AN EMOTICON. And the picture? Bad helmet hair and a sunburn taken on a cruise with my ex-husband. Ha!
Then there was the boy’s profile. I mean, once I read it there was no way I could not email him. He’s so completely adorable in a non-pukey way. What he wrote was completely true and the way he wrote is exactly how he is: funny, sincere, and open.
People still ask me if they should give online dating a shot. Sure, it’s just dating. Just like going to a bar, coffee shop, grocery store, whatever – you still have to make the effort, sort out the sludge, and hope it will work out. But damn if the boy wasn’t the best $29.99 I’ve ever spent.