I know that this is going to sound a bit crazy, but I found my soul mate last night! I didn’t meet him on a bus. And I didn’t have to call 9-1-1 to find this guy either. I found him online…after conducting a search on Google. There I was, bored out of my mind on a Sunday night, Googling the term, “How to tell if he likes me” when out of nowhere, my soul mate appeared as the top search result on my computer screen. Obviously, I had to check him out. Immediately.
My soul mate’s name is Rich Santos and he writes a blog for Marie Claire called, “Dating Diaries: Sex and the Single Guy”. Right off the bat, I felt myself beginning to fall in love with this guy. I mean obviously he is intriguing to me. He has an actual, professional career, writing a blog about dating and relationships. He’s like a male version of me…only he probably earns a decent salary. What’s not to love?
I spent several minutes last night checking out his blog. The more posts I read, the more I began to like him. So I did next what any girl who falls in love with a boy who she has never met before does, and tried to convince myself that he was gay. It was the only logical explanation that I could come up with about this male blogger who writes about dating for a living. After all, what straight guy in their right mind would ever write a blog that is a play-off of Sex and the City? And a dating blog, no less?!?!
I had nearly convinced myself that my soul mate was gay, when I stumbled across the words in his bio that read, “Rich is a secretly romantic guy living in New York City who someday hopes to fall in love…and believes that the right girl is out there”. For the second time in a 10-minute period last night, I felt myself falling in love all over again. There it was in black and white. It was the proof that I had been looking for. My soul mate was straight!
Now, since entering into the dating world over three years ago, I have learned to not have high expectations when searching for a guy. The more dates I have gone on, the more I began to realize that all men are flawed. In life, there’s no such thing as a perfect man. So, when I read that Rich, “had excelled through school; putting up a solid C average and eventually graduated from the University of Delaware with a 2.3 GPA,” it didn’t bother me in the slightest. I mean, so what if he’s not book smart? Clearly, he must be doing something right if he’s making money doing the same kind of work that I am doing for free.
I made the decision to stay focused on all of the positive aspects about Rich rather than honing in on all of his negatives. Like the fact that Rich is not married. That is huge in my book! And he doesn’t match his denims. He actually writes this in his bio. (The mere fact that he even mentions “denim” in his bio is also a huge plus for me!) And most importantly, Rich is looking for love. Honestly, what more do I really need from a guy? Besides, I always said that I wanted to marry someone who was rich. Maybe all of these years, what I really meant was that I wanted to marry a “Rich”?
So, Rich, if you’re reading this post, your search for the “right girl” is finally over. Let’s meet at the top of the Empire State Building. Very soon. And if our denims clash, we’ll know right away that we’re meant to be.