Thank you to HowAboutWe for sponsoring this post. All opinions and awkward facial expressions are my own.
My first video for Skinny Dip is ready! But first a few things…
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve only tried online dating once with comically disastrous results. However, lately it seems the topic of online dating is impossible to escape. If the people around me aren’t already doing it, they’re talking about doing it. It’s like high school all over again when it felt like everyone was having sex except you. However, this time around I’m not as anxious to see what all the fuss is about.
My friend Chris is also an online dating virgin. The other day he asked me if I’d be interested in participating in a social experiment: we both try online dating & then compare notes over some scotch (him) or top shelf vodka (me). Although I like the idea of good stories & good liquor, I’m still not sure whether online dating is something I want to try (which is why I still haven’t given Chris a yes or no answer). I don’t like the idea of spending even more time online only to end up on a date with someone as ridiculous as The Big Baby. I prefer to meet the people in real life & “kick the tires a bit” to see if there is chemistry before investing my time.
Now enter HowAboutWe, an online dating service that actually sounds pretty cool. HowAboutWe is all about taking online dating offline because that’s where the chemistry happens. Instead of sorting through endless dating profiles, you can post dates you’re interested in going on (ie. “Go for an old school picnic in the park”) and reply to ones you’re into (“Watch Muppet Film Festival playing at the Drive-In this weekend”). If you’re still a bit confused, you can watch their commercial.
HowAboutWe asked me if I’d create a video and share what the phrase “Chemistry Happens Offline” means to me. Last week I got over my camera shyness & made a video for you guys.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on a date with me? Wonder no more! I imagine it would play out something like this…
(BTW, my sister wanted me to mention that our Dad is NOT in prison, nor has he ever been. I am however really, really into The Muppets.)
I NEED YOUR HELP GUYS. If you enjoyed our “First Date”, please like my video on Youtube. HowAboutWe is offering a $1500 cash prize for the most “liked” video. Please help a girl out! VOTE. SHARE. TWEET. GO NUTS! It’s good karma plus I will love you forever & owe you lots of big creepy hugs if/when we meet in person.
(Or, if you’re feeling inspired you can also post your own video for the contest!)
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Do you think real chemistry happens offline?