If you thought this was an engagement announcement, sorry y'all. But not that sorry. (I thought a vlog would be perfect for this announcement but he mentioned that then you guys would really think we had an engagement surprise. Boo!)
It's Valentine's Day, so it's time for a little love story.
Confession about me and RP3:
Okay, I'm sure that if you were around at all back in August, my experiences in online dating were less than secret. I wasn't quiet about it: I was lonely, had a hard time meeting anybody appropriately aged, all my friends were getting married, and had just found out I had been cheated on by my previous boyfriend. Say it with me: ew.
I had tried online dating before, but for some reason, I decided it was going to be a blogable experience this time around. I can't remember why I didn't blog about it the first time I did it. I'm sure I was embarassed, or worried that someone would judge me. Last year, though, I started blogging about it.
And the response was incredible.
Firstly, so many people had tried online dating. I had DMs on Twitter of friends who had met their significant others online but were always afraid to tell the story via social media. I had comment after comment of people saying how they loved how open I was about the experience. I had friends and strangers email me their stories of the good and bad of online dating to be featured on the blog. And I had a heap of people ask questions about how to effectively online date.
Throughout this experience, I've realized there's a huge elephant in the room: people don't know how to online date. At all. They suck at it. Not on purpose, heck no, but it's hard to sell yourself. After talking with my online-turned-real-life-lover RP3, he agreed: our friends are just not good at finding someone via online dating. And they need help.
Thus, our announcement: we're starting a weekly feature!
Written by both me and RP3 (and trust me, he's a great writer), every Wednesday we'll be featuring a different component of online dating. From choosing a website, writing a profile, taking an attractive picture, sending emails, exchanging personal information, first dates, and falling in love, we'll go week-by-week to talk about the best way to online date for both genders.
'Cuz we got your back, yo.
Aren't you excited?! We sure are, but we'd still love your input: what questions would you like to see answered?