I Met My Girlfriend On Match.com

Peeps, in case you didn’t notice, I have a girlfriend. Yup. I was about due for one of those. I’ll write a post or two and tell you how it went down. We just hit our two month anniversary and things are cruising along.

I Hate Match.com

I moved back to my hometown in June and immediately fired up my Match.com account. I hate Match, but the market for hot women is decent here, and I wanted to supplement my regular in-field game with some online stuff.

I had a flirtation with a 32-year-old MILF. I set THREE different dates with her and she flaked on all three, citing hangups with her ex-boyfriend as the ultimate reason why. I next’ed the MILF. I probably gave her two flakes too many, but she was hot, and blonde, and I’m a sucker for those.

Somewhere during my searches, I noticed a girl with some mediocre pictures…the girl was cute, but the pictures were so bad that it was hard to tell what she really looked like. Her profile was also really short, just a paragraph, and she mentioned something about being a “treehugger” and “looking for a guy that was environmentally conscious.” Well, I happen to be a bit of an eco-friendly fellow, so I emailed her:

“Hey girl, I’m a treehugger also. I’m also a co-author on a green blog and I’m going to Cafe XYZ on Sunday to sample their locally brewed, organic beers. Care to join me?”

Her reply: “Cool! I love that place. What time?”

And that was it. That was the complete and total extent of my online game. We exchanged phone numbers over email and set the date, which was only two days hence. Never talked on the phone. Throw all rules out the window.

Our First Meeting

So I met treehugger girl, who I am bequeathing the name Megan, at the cafe on Sunday. I was halfway expecting her to flake on me, as this was a match.com date, and that fact combined with her bad pictures had me coming in with low expectations. I figured at the very least, she would have a big ass.

I got there first. She showed up. I was shocked at how hot this girl was.

Looks: Pretty face, distinct features, nice brunette hair.

Body: Perfect Lance body. She was 108 lbs with a great ass, cute boobs, and lean. Turns out she marathons, so she’s in outstanding shape. I IMMEDIATELY imagined bonking her, which was a good sign.

Personality & smarts: She has a masters degree in sports physiology. And get this, she attended Florida State University as an undergrad, so we automatically had college football to talk about. I busted on her about that, as any Gator fan would. Conversation flowed solidly and we had plenty of things to connect on. Turns out she spent a year in the Peace Corp, so we talked extensively about travel.

Smell: This was the clincher. She smelled…I can’t even describe this properly…sexy/attractive/awesome. It wasn’t a smell like a real thing like, say, flowers, but whatever it was drove me nuts. Do me do me do me.

I bounced us to two additional bars and the date lasted for three hours. After the cafe, we went to a healthy food-themed bistro for smoothies, and then to a pool hall to play darts and watch the Olympics. Everything went great and I knew this was going somewhere. The fact that I could sit around and watch sports with a hot chick bumped her up multiple notches. And she smelled amazing.

We parted ways. No nooky or kissing, but that was fine.

Conclusions & Thoughts

I’ve been on so many dates in the last year that I’m completely not nervous or sketchy when I go on them now. When I met Megan, I felt like my game was pretty tight.

I got lucky as fuck meeting her. Everyone knows hot chicks with good pictures get dozens of emails, sometimes hundreds, and it can be a challenge (for the men) to stand out from the crowd. Well, because her pictures and her profile were lousy, she received a lot less traffic, which increased my chances of getting noticed. My email was short, but it hit her at exactly the right time and in the right way. She was tired of emailing back and forth with douchebaggy match guys (I found this out later), and was thrilled when a guy with a cool profile stepped up and asked her out. Simple and direct. If she had posted better pics, I probably wouldn’t be going out with her. Online dating is a pure numbers game.

Or maybe it’s FATE!!!!

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  • http://www.projectinfinity.me/dating Infinity

    You couldn’t be more right, Lance. It’s all a numbers game.

    But if you play it right and at the right time, the possibilities are endless.

    I would like to try the online thing. Haven’t set aside the time to go into it yet, as setting up profiles and such seem to take time.

    That’s cool man. I feel like hotter women that are smart WOULD put up pics that may not make them look as awesome. And for that, a guy like you who would step up and ask her out get rewarded for that because guys like us have no hang ups and would “take the risk” (it’s not a risk at all, really).

    Infinity´s last blog post…The Pick Up Artist Episode 2: Review

  • http://tsquest.blogspot.com T

    Wow Lance. What a great story!!! I am so excited for you and Megan. And the fact you’re mentioning a two month anniversary speaks volumes.

    I love your descriptions of her. It sounds like you have such a love and respect for her already. Its really sweet. SO happy for you!!!

    Enjoy her!! You are truly blessed to have found each other.

    T´s last blog post…Healing over

  • http://kitkat4real.blogspot.com Katherine (SOLO dot MOM)

    Another Match.com success story… or so it goes for now…
    Unbelievable. I was just blogging about Match.com and successes on my blog today…now I have to add yours!

    Katherine (SOLO dot MOM)´s last blog post…Females are Finicky

  • http://www.idatewhite.com Eathan

    Dayummm… Nicely done Eco-friendly Lance. The hot blond MILF is never worth it if they are flakes. But since you found a hottie and it’s been 2 months..that’s plenty cool. And she smells good? wow! That’s always a clincher for me too.

    So is she reading the blog yet? Or are you keeping her offline? ;)

    Eathan´s last blog post…Liquid Sex

  • http://www.ikeepdating.blogspot.com Missy

    Congrats to you! I find it hard to believe you can keep this girl under wraps for two whole months. I hope ya’ll are having hot monkey sex~!

  • http://www.vcarded.com The Virgin

    Funny, the stars must be aligned or something because I have a Match.com entry coming up in a few days, and looking at the comments it appears other peeps here are writing about it as well! Unfortunately, not so good for me.

    The Virgin´s last blog post…Thirty-one days later…with The Beautiful Kind

  • http://dadshouseblog.com dadshouse

    You played it exactly right – you suggested an activity that you enjoyed (drinking beer) and was up her alley (organic stuff), and she said yes.

    That’s exactly how online dating should work! That’s why I’m more of a fan of craigslist than match – you do the activity approach rather than looking for the perfect profile and pictures.

    But you just showed that game can work on match, as well.

    I love hottie runner types. I’m a sucker for a nice ass. Does she have a sister?

    dadshouse´s last blog post…Long Distance Dating for Single Parents

  • http://honeyandlance.com Honey

    This is a lot like my story about the BF…we met in myspace, but I think we exchanged like 2 or 3 very short e-mails before meeting. It was awesome!

    So is this a monogamous relationship or what?

    Honey´s last blog post…Falling Asleep While Having Sex?

  • http://www.theseductionbible.com Bobby Rio

    Run DADDY Run

    i’ve been in a relationship for over a year now… and its no way to go through life.

    j/k (sort of)

    but congrats on the new chica…

    Bobby Rio´s last blog post…The Success Principles: Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life

  • http://dadshouseblog.com dadshouse

    btw – my Dad’s House post today relates to this. Meeting someone online and moving straight to an activity is the best way to do it. I titled it “Craigslist Dating for Women”, but maybe should have called it “How to Make Online Dating Work”.

    dadshouse´s last blog post…Craigslist Dating for Women

  • http://honeyandlance.com/contact Lance

    It’s pleasantly monogamous for the time being, but I’m still thinking about doing the poly thing. I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.

  • http://honeyandlance.com Honey

    Well, I knew…and it’s so tough not being able to tell! I have another friend whose pregnant and asked me not to tell a bunch of mutual friends…torture when two of them came to visit me from out of town! But I’ve been released from that secret too, thank goodness…

    Honey´s last blog post…He Ripped My Clothes Off!

  • http://20-forty.com/ lisaq

    I’m late to the party, but am very excited for you! Nicely done Lance!

    lisaq´s last blog post…Control Your Kids!

  • http://www.singlemomseeking.com/blog Single Mom Seeking

    I love this! So thrilled for you Lance.

    But tell the truth: Did you REALLY write “Hey girl” in your first email to her?

    Please tell me you didn’t– You know that Honey and I have big issues with men who call women “girls”… if they haven’t met them.

    I’m also SO curious: Does she know about your blog?

    Please tell, can’t wait to hear!

    Single Mom Seeking´s last blog post…Who is Googling You?

  • http://lance@honeyandlance.com Lance

    SMS, I wrote exactly that email to her, and I greet her with “hey, girl,” or “hey, chica,” all the time. She loves it. I also poke fun at her by calling her party girl, dirty girl (in private), and silly girl. She’s 34-years-old. I don’t get what the appeal of all this PC, adult stuff is anyhow.

    She doesn’t know about the blog…I haven’t had the stones to tell my non-blogger gf’s about it.

    Lance’s last blog post…He Ripped My Clothes Off!

  • Lilly

    Dude, are you going to go get married on us!! You F@G! LOL! Just busting your ass, bro.

  • http://honeyandlance.com Honey

    I think that my objection to being called girl aside, I would have never read an e-mail with a subject line like that, or at least not right away. But I’m glad it worked!

    I guess that makes us his blogger gf’s, SMS!

    Honey´s last blog post…He Ripped My Clothes Off!