No, I'm not going to Oklahoma City. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Actually I wouldn't know because I've never been there. What I'm actually doing is dipping my foot in the OK Cupid pool. Several of my friends have encouraged me to look there. The price is right...free! For both women AND men (unlike AM where men have to pay).
So far I have uploaded a picture. I am still working on the all important profile. And I began answering the 1000s of questions they throw at you. That is how this site "matches" you. They give you all kinds of deep, thought provoking questions like "Are you a cat person or a dog person?" (Remember that's the takeaway from the movie The War of the Roses...cat people marry cat people and dog people, etc) so I can understand that question. But then they started giving me SAT-like problems which immediately set off anxiety of a whole different sort. Am I trying to get into college again? What if I don't get accepted and have to go to my "safety" school?
Thankfully my friend, Thomas of Three Spelling Mistakes fame offered me a link to a helpful article about what makes a profile successful. Apparently women should talk about "guy stuff" and men should mention crafts (wtf!) and talk about weddings. Hmmmm. I'm not sure about the "crafty" men but I can sure talk sports with the best of them. I like sports, especially football, college basketball and even NASCAR (YES it's a sport!!).
So let the journey begin. I have actually already received an interesting message although the gentleman (gets benefit of the doubt...for now) isn't exactly nearby. I swear some of these guys posted their official mug shot. And to the guy who says he is 37 and you clearly were...40 years ago, please just don't even think of contacting me. Right now I'm optimistic and think this is going to be fun. Or at least interesting. That's one of those deep thoughts with Jack Handy-type questions they ask. "Is it better to be fun or interesting?" Well, duh. Why can't it be both!!