Dot com that is….
So, Last week I posted about signing up for the Free Communication Event at eHarmony.com. I stuck it out and did my best to “communicate” using their guided communication methods by exchanging canned question/answers with multiple “highly compatible matches” selected just for me… and just as I thought, I got no where.
Out of 40+ Matches provided I was unable to connect with a single solitary one! It’s was more like when you call an 800# in hopes of reaching a human, but the only option is to talk to a computer. Can’t say I didn’t try tho… computers need love too!
Well, on to my next effort…
This past weekend Chemistry.com held a free communication event as well. Three fun filled days of putting myself out there in hopes of reaching someone… anyone!
Chemistry’s sign up process was much simpler and more interesting than eHarmony. Much of the same picking canned answers, but they throw in a few visual challenges too, which I thought was fun.
Everyone is evaluated for a personality type and placed into one of their 4 defined types, which are:
The Builder – Social, Loyal and Dependable.
The Negotiator – Imaginative, empathetic, and nurturing.
The Explorer – Spontaneous,creative, and open-minded.
The Director – Decisive, focused, and independent.
They deemed me Builder/Director with Builder being my dominant personality type.
From there I receive my matches and of the initial ten I received I initiated communication with three different men who I found to be interesting. I had not expected to hear back from any of them given it was such a nice weekend and the brief window of opportunity I had to even make a connection.
The initial communication was a controlled method, similar to eHarmony’s but much more creative and fun. They give you game like ways to exchange/compare interests and open up the line of communication.
Surprisingly, one of the men I reached out to responded! He found an interest in my profile as well and we quickly jumped to the site’s email method of communication… something that did not seem available on eHarmony, but it’s possible I just missed that option within their site design.
We’ve now exchanged real email addresses, but I have informed him that I am not looking to seriously date any one right now with all the other things I am focused on in my life. I am open to making new friends and we live quite close to each other so we’ll see.
….and for now my little adventures in online dating have concluded.