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I was new to Orange County.
After having been single for seven years (by choice), I decided I was going to try online dating and finally find the Mr. Big to my Carrie Bradshaw.
I joined OkCupid, and little did I know I was about to kiss a lot of frogs.
There were frugal frogs, stage-five clinger frogs, flakey frogs, cheater frogs with girlfriends and the nice-but-no-chemistry frogs.
I was on and off the site for two years.
During my residency at OkCupid, I was averaging two to three dates per week.
Now I know how this looks, but trust me when I say they were mostly first — or at most, second — dates.
I only had a handful of OkCupid relationships that lasted more than a week, and they all ended in disaster.
I started out my dating game obviously looking for the typical tall, dark and handsome, but I was most concerned with finding a spontaneous, hopeless romantic who could make me laugh.
I ended my quest by looking for the opposite of what I had wanted when I first joined the site.
In the end, I just wanted a nice guy. Continue reading “He Is Temporary: The Definitive Rules For Dating A ‘Mr. Right Now’”