I have to say that I'm probably in the 3rd category as well. I've found that
other people's assessments of a person's traits can differ greatly from my own.
However, when it comes to "cyber-stalking" someone before hand, I tend
to disagree slightly. There needs to be some mystery when it comes to meeting
someone for the first time. By checking someone out beforehand, you risk forming
a possibly false preconception, and if you go so far as to say that you know a
lot about your date, it may be a put-off.
I, too, am in the third category. And I have a rule about blind dating: The
person wishing to set me up must either introduce us personally or accompany us
on a double date; no exceptions, and no handing over phone numbers or e-mail
addresses, patting me on the back, and saying, "Good luck!"
Wow, and mormons think the "world" is astray? I hope this chicks
entire blog series ends with some rational. She seems out there and like most
bloggers that the mormon times would call "contributers" are just
writing about their own lives or mormondom with little understanding of this
whole big world and the other 99.99999~ percent of the people not like you. It
is entertaining but surely there has to be a line drawn on just blogging your
opinion... Oh wait, that is called journalism- something the DNEWS needs to get
into instead of blogging or just pouching stories from high profile news
I use to be in the 2nd group, but after every single blind date (and most
regular ones) ending in rotten dead-ends I am firmly in the 1st group. At 58
and still single, I now consider myself pretty much worthless in the dating
department. I'll settle for just making and being a "good friend"
with the women I meet - I have much better success doing that. Maybe nature
will take a better course, you just never know. Though with my luck for the
past 40 years, I figure I'll finally get married in my 60s or 70s :)