Another year passes, and it would seem I am still a singleton. Embracing my inner Bridget Jones, singing into my alcohol free wine bottle and not doing a huge amount about my single status.
Because most of the time, just me and my three musketeers, suits me just fine.
But gosh darn it – something about the twinkly lights, the sounds of Buble on the stereo, the general feeling of festivity in the air – and it makes me want to walk through snow drifts holding a fellas hand.
But it isn’t an easy task finding a suitor.
And with age I have got fussy.
I work from home, don’t drink, don’t go out that often, and my main hobby involves me usually collapsing in a pile of sweat at the end.
So yeah, I find it hard to meet guys.
I’ve tried some of the dating sites, but christ on a bike, some of the free ones are merely a holding bay for Crimewatch.
They are terrifying.
However, I have been given an early Christmas present! The kind folks over at eHarmony have offered me a shot at love this holiday season by asking my opinion on their site and their platinum service.
Now ladies, specifically – single ladies.
Filling out dating profiles – blooming awful isn’t it. I don’t know about you, but filling out the empty boxes leaves me sounding like a boring old spinster who spends her time surrounded by cats.
*cough* which clearly isn’t the case – I also have a dog!
Selling myself online doesn’t come easy, despite writing words for a living, when I try to wax lyrical about myself it leaves me with writers block.
eHarmony offer a platinum service which offers you a profile expert consultation. So this week I spent half an hour speaking to a gorgeous human who gently coaxed me through my rather dull dating profile and left me with one that was simply stupendous.
Hell – even I want to date me.
Seriously, she helped.
It was soothingly therapeutic. Looking at my interests, and desires – and making them sound enticing. The profile coach made me think a little deeper about my answers, and made me realise that a blanket statement…
I like CrossFit.
May not send the chaps hurtling towards me.
Now it reads…
I am passionate about keeping fit, lifting weights, competing at CrossFit and looking to find someone who cares about their fitness and is keen to train together.
I am very much hoping this will mean all the single men with abs will be preparing their introductory letter to me tonight.
eHarmony are a grown up site – aimed at men and women looking to find a relationship rather than a good time. It boasts an enviable reputation of finding marriages rather than heartbreak – so I am more than happy to give it a try.
Wish me luck – and maybe this year Santa will bring me something that can’t be wrapped….