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They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Well the road for online dating is paved with excuses. Lots and lots of excuses.

I was having my semi-yearly pity party about how I’ll never find love. Seriously, we all have them, and you know EXACTLY what I mean.

So I decided to jump onto my online dating profile. Maybe my inbox is jam packed with all the men who want to go out with me. Maybe I have message after message about how lovely and kind and fun I sound and how they all want dates.

Oh, no? No messages? Oh… well…

I mean, maybe some new guys have joined the pool since I last looked! Maybe need to look around a bit. I like quiet, dorky, socially awkward guys! Maybe I just need to have a look around.

And that’s when the excuses start.

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Where did you go?

Over the past several months, I’ve done a lot of coming and going. I’ve made random posts and made lots of excuses and apologies. I’ve tried (poorly) to explain that I disappeared for a variety of reasons and made a lot of (unfulfilled) promises that I would once again post more regularly. But this is the no bullshit post where I really explain where I’ve gone and why I haven’t posted regularly. And it’s one very simple reason: I haven’t been dating. And the truth of the matter is, it’s very difficult to keep up a dating blog when you’re not dating.

I didn’t just want to leave it at that, though. You guys deserve more. I continue to be in awe of the love and support I get from my faithful readers — people who I’ve never met and will probably never know, as well as people who care for me and have held my hand through every step of the journey. A lot of this realization came about when I got an email a few weeks ago from just such a reader — a young man who lives in South America who, somehow, came across this blog and found something worthwhile in its pages and posts. This young man did something a lot of my readers did, something that continues to shock me, something that I can’t help but find to be so hilarious for my readers to do: he joined online dating.

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