Okay, I am considering online dating. I've never done it before and not quite sure how I feel about it. I'm definitely not against it, but I was never really in a place where I wanted to do it or was ready to. Now that I've lost a significant amount of weight and I'm starting to feel more confident, I'm thinking about it.
To me the dating process is just painful, I would rather just skip past all that and find the person that I'm going to marry. Unfortunately, I know it doesn't work that way. I know that God has the right person out there for me and I'm confident that he'll come along in the right timing, but maybe this is how I will find him? I really go back and forth about it. I think if nothing else, it will be good for me to just get out there and talk to guys more. I'm not looking to just date around, I really want to find a husband and I'm definitely not looking to just hook-up.
I'm 31 and I am really ready to get married and have a family. I think in a lot of ways I've let my weight hold me back from meeting guys and I've probably had a giant wall up to protect myself. But, I've been learning more about me and I definitely feel more confident in myself and what I want (and don't want) in a spouse.
It's been hard because I'm not exactly sure where someone my age meets guys. I work at home, so work is out. I'm very involved in my church and would LOVE to meet a guy there, but that hasn't happened. I don't really hang out at bars or clubs and when I hang out with friends, I'm there to be with them and not meet people. I go to the gym 3 times a week, but it is a community center and I live in a suburb where there aren't many single people. So the only other thing I can think of is online dating.
So with all that said, I need your advice. What has been your experience with online dating? I want to hear the good, bad and ugly. What are the best sites to use? What kind of tips to do you have for me?