Tuesday, November 13, 2007

eHarmony is not for me....

I would like to dedicate this post to my dear grandmother, Jinny. I call her Jinny. Not Grandma. Not Nana. Not whatever people call their grandmothers. I call her by her first name. When my sister was born, Jinny was much to young to be considered a "grandma" - so she insisted on us calling her by her first name. I like it.

I saw her yesterday and the first thing she said to me was, "when are you going to post something new on your blog? I keep checking and checking." Confused because it had only been 2.5 days since my last post, I asked her if she had seen my "Flashback Friday". "Oh yes," she said, "but still!"

Jinny is the best grandma someone could ask for. She is always deeply concerned about my well being and always wants me to be happy. Just the other day she brought up the fact that she really thinks I should join eHarmony dot com. Clearly, this must bring happiness because this might have been about the 50th time she has encouraged me to join. And each time I politely decline. Her rationale is always, "but the commericals say it works. AND, it's a complete personality test and they pair you up with someone that matches yours." Again, I say I am not interested. I don't doubt the greatest that can be internet dating. I have two friends that met their husbands over the internet. Really, it's just not for me. At least, right now.

I almost miss the days where Jinny would send me newspaper clippings about dating with certain sentences highlighted. I once received a story that had a line highlighted (courtest of Jinny) that read something like: "After years and years of dating, Jill, at the age of 42 eventually found the man of her dreams." I say to that, "Good, I have at LEAST 17 more years until I become one of those women that people write about in the newspaper as if to say, 'OMG, she FINALLY got married.'"

Thanks Jinny for always looking out for me. Your newspaper clippings do inspire me - as do your persistence in joining eHarmony. If anything, they make me laugh and give me a good story to blog about.

For now, I am perfectly happy as a single person. Right now, the happiness that a man could bring to me would be the happiness of knowing I have someone to clean up the mice that I find in my house.

9 comments:

MOM said...

You are not alone, I think your cousin Mandy's paternal grandmother also pushed eHarmony on her too. Mandy ignored her. Mandy is now happily married with a darling baby girl. So there!

Diania said...

What about ldssingles.com. It worked for my mother in law... well almost. Hopefully she is getting engaged over Thanksgiving.

Miranda said...

Oh, I loved this post.

Granfdma (yuck) said...

At last! I have become famous for something besides Art Quilts. I will tell eHarmony I quit my employment with them as a total failure.

Actually, I wish there was someone who matched bright funny people uo with other brght funny people with the male half opening doors and helping girls off with coats. If he cooked too, that would be a plus.

I believe utterly in you.

Jinny said...

Do you inow what a "granfdma" is?

When you find out let me know

Sarah said...

OMG! I've had my wonderful sis fill out profiles on LDS singles, eHarmony, Match.com, and some other dating sites. Then when she gets responses she calls and says "there's this guy who seems nice that answered the profile I wrote for you, can I write him back for you?" It's all sooooo fabulous.

Kyle said...

Good work on the not falling into the internet dating life. I have had people try and push me into that before too and I still can't get over the fact of what if it worked and I'd have to explain to my kids that I met their mother over the internet. Just doesn't seem right.

Beth Clayton said...

great post natalie, loved it. Your "Jinny" is hilarious. I really like Grandma's. Mine was the first person I went to when discussing breakups and such.

Let the Good Times Roll! said...

Gotta love sweet Jinny - that was great!