Monday, October 25, 2010

The deal

A friend of mine talked me into something that's way out of my comfort zone.  She's in a fresh and new and seemingly wonderful relationship with a seemingly great guy, and she feels pretty strongly that I need a man in my life too.  Personally, I don't think it's a very good time for me to be starting something.  I'm in a pretty crappy place right now, and not exactly showing my best foot forward.  This friend, however, is convinced that the right guy could get me out of my current funk.

She met her new and wonderful guy on EHarmony, and she thinks that I could too.  She nagged me until I looked into it.  Then I gagged and stopped the presses when I saw the cost of an EHarmony membership.  I would have dug in my heels, but she made me a deal: If I try this out for a year and remain single, she's going to pay me back.

So, it's a win/win situation.  Best case scenario, I meet a great guy.  Worst case scenario, she's out a lot of money and I have a lot of blog stories to tell.

The current story is about a guy with whom communication has barely begun.  English is almost certainly his second language... which is why I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt when he said in his profile "I've been married X years".  I'm really hoping that he means I was married for X years.  (I can't ask right away because EHarmony does this thing were you ask each other canned questions for a few rounds before you're actually allowed to talk.  It seems kind of weird to me, but hey - she's going to pay and I get blog stories.)


  1. Good luck! I'm glad we get to enjoy the blog stories that result. :) And on a side note I know a couple that met on eHarmony - they've been married for a few years and just had a baby earlier this year.

  2. Hope you have better luck than me on eHarmony - I canceled my membership after 5 days!

  3. Oh, this is just PERFECT and will make for some great blog fodder :D

  4. I've met two couples that met and married from eHarmony. One is now split and the other is still together. I don't know what that means. 50% success rate? Girls who marry the first guy? I dunno. Good luck and I want to hear the stories!

  5. There's no Eharm in trying with a money back guarantee.