I found an interesting profile on eHarmony. It's weird because I can't get my hopes up for meeting someone new, anymore. I feel like every human being is flawed, and everyone just hides their flaws differently. This individual did a great job of showcasing her strengths in a vague enough way that it really caught my eye and I rather liked the idea of maybe giving her a chance. She likes to read nerdy fantasy books, and that's more than I get out of the average dating profile. It's typically just the most bland, non-offensive, safest bet kind of hobbies like "going out for fun" or "trying something new". I try to be clear that I like stuff like Dungeons and Dragons and Dota 2. I don't need someone to share that with me, but heads up that I like to draw cartoons about dragons and the elves they may or may not be friends with. That's a very much me thing.
I don't want to go on another date where I'm told directly that I'm unappealing and weird. I know not everyone has everything in common with me, and I know everyone is entitled to their own hobbies. I won't call someone weird for enjoying surfing. But, I'm not going to go surfing with you. Please don't call me weird and don't call my hobbies shit just because you don't like them.
I dunno, online dating is weird and I don't like dealing with people in any regard. So it's interesting to me that I'm willing to give this girl a chance. Maybe I'm just lonely enough that I'll try anything for an excuse to get out, but she legitimately seems nice and maybe she'll see something in me, too. That kind of hope is fair, I want to believe. Maybe it's not fair to her, but it's a hope I need to hold onto.