Thursday, January 05, 2006

Meet Me

I was complaining to NotMiranda that I like to blog about things actually going on but right now, NOTHING is going on so I feel like a boring failure. She suggested I try online dating so I would have something to write about. I am going to pass on her idea but it did remind me of a few moments in the past having to do with the internet and guys.

Before MySpace there was Friendster and as it spread like herpes at WVU, everyone was jumping on the Friendster bandwagon. Needless to say, I had a profile and took advantage of the college ethernet to craft my profile and then try to get as many friends as possible. (Hey, I was in college and that's what you do in college!) Anyway, to bypass my long-winded storytelling ways, let me skip ahead to deciding to meet this guy I liked to call NotCIBF (Creepy Internet Boyfriend.) We talked online a lot because I had nothing else to do (this is when I was jobless after college and living in the city) and I always gave excuses for why I couldn't meet him. But then one night after something upset me I made one of my rash decisions (these often occur when I am upset and need immediate something) and told him we should meet. Ok, it's definitely not smart to meet random people from the internet but I had about 5 friends set to call me at different intervals to make sure I was still alive and who knows-what if he had turned out to be amazing?
Well, he wasn't really amazing but at the time wasn't scary and horrible either. He did live up to the NotCIBF name I had given him because after we met he started telling me that he loved me and could see us getting married and living together.

And that was the end of NotCIBF.

My other internet experience was much better because my friend met him first. We met him on Makeoutclub.com (shut up-it's more of a "scene" type Friendster, not a site about sex or something) and he was more our speed because he was in college and liked the same kind of music and stuff. My friend though was way more reckless than I had been and drove 2 hours away to meet up with him and hang out at a show. Eventually the three of us were friends and she and I definitely developed crushes on him. He was adorable, like a teddy bear. At this same time, my friend, NotGas, and I made a bet to see who could makeout with a Makeoutclub.com member first and guess what! I WON!

7 comments:

NotMiranda said...

This topic (meeting people online) actually came up last night with NotCharlotte, too. She asked why I didn't try an online dating thing. I explained that I much preferred to be friends with a guy first. She then, of course, mentioned the benefits of meeting people on places like MySpace, etc. Your makeoutclub.com story always intrigues me.

I-66 said...

Hold on... there's a site called makeoutclub.com?

Unreal. What will they think of next?

NotCarrie said...

NotMiranda- I just would rather not go through the "Let's meet and see if he kills me" part.

i-66- I know! All the "cool" kids in Richmond were on it. It's been years though since I've looked at it.

I-66 said...

It's interesting how the stigma behind having met on the net in some fashion is deteriorating somewhat - at least in my view. Or maybe it's because the blogger happy hours are growing exponentially...

Larissa said...

yeah i'm considering craigslist, but i know what you mean notcarrie. i think i'll be hitting up velvet soon for tips :-)

NotMiranda said...

Velvet's post on the craig's list guys cracked me up!

Anonymous said...

"these often occur when I am upset and need immediate something"
OMG, I have those moments all the time. I know exactly what you mean to need "immediate something"!
~ARC