Blogging While Dating: A Recipe for Disaster?

Back about 10 years ago, I made my first foray into the world of blogging, via my MySpace page (yes, I’m that old). As I was navigating the dating world, I published blogs based on a number of bad dates. Since my potential list of readers was relatively small, I didn’t think twice about sharing my adventures- I just made sure to change the names.

This time around, I decided to keep a blog for myself, not for the entertainment of others. Don’t get me wrong, I would feel humbled, honored and amazed if people actually read what I wrote, but my primary purpose is my own catharsis. I’ve also come to appreciate that nothing on the internet is ever truly private. So I have to decide how much I’m willing to reveal. And I have to be honest, I’m not sure it’s a question I really want to consider. While I acknowledge that I might not always put my best foot forward here, I don’t want to censor myself because I’m afraid of what a potential date might think of me. After all, this is me and I know I’m not perfect. It makes me think of my favorite quote from Marilyn Monroe:

“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

I wonder how that would go over on my online profile…

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