November 7th, 2007
|jimbojones||12:06 pm - dreamswtflolBBQ|
In a dream last night, I enrolled in some kind of fucking dating camp. Yes, dating camp. It was this bigass weird complex somewhere off in a boonies-ish chunk of one of the development-has-passed-me-by industrial-wasteland sections of town, about 20 minutes from anything worthwhile, and you went there after work instead of going home. Like every day, for a few weeks or something. And you slept in a barracks and had a communal dining hall and there wasn't a whole lot in the way of scheduled activities or structure - apart from the mess-hall type dining thing - just that you were in this giant group of people in a setting with little to do except socialize. (On sober and awake reflection, it occurs to me that this actually would probably be a considerably more productive way of matching up adults than most of the alternatives.)
Mixing in an element from one of my most common recurring dreams, of course I had forgotten that I had paid for this thing and was supposed to show up, and had forgotten how to get there, and had to look it up all over again and figure that out and bla bla bla. But that was over with pretty quickly. A footnote.
So here I am in this Gormenghast of meet-new-people-or-else facilities, and a big knot of people - I don't know, probably 20 or 30 of each gender - is just sort of hanging out in an impromptu line in some hallway. Leaning against the wall, or whatever, basically guy-girl-guy-girl. And at first I think, well, these girls aren't so bad - at first glance they all look reasonably attractive if uniformly unimpressive, all dressed in a pretty flattering way - but they're getting WAY too much in my personal space. Like my little dog does when I'm eating pizza on the couch. HEY I AM HERE I'M NOT YOU KNOW BARKING OR WHINING OR ANYTHING TO GET YOUR ATTENTION BUT SEE THAT CUTE LITTLE FACE LIKE THREE INCHES FROM THE TIP OF YOUR NOSE YEAH THAT'S ME.
And then, although they initially all looked basically okay, on second look I notice that there's something really weird with every single one of the women. Like... a lot of them are pretty much microcephalic. Or there's just something really, deeply weird about their figure - like, the kind of gut a male construction worker gets. Stuff like that. The guys... are all acting like they're in high school, although they're all age 25-35 or so. I mean really acting like high school - somebody even keeps roaring through the fucking parking lot in an '82 Camaro. What the fuck. I am not comfortable here.
After that - still at the dating camp - I witnessed a murder. Either performed by the dude with the '82 Camaro, or else his ride got jacked by whoever did it, because they, well, roared out of the parking lot in it after killing the other dude. Then in a big group of people waiting for an elevator somebody delivered a thunderous roundhouse slap to the back of my head anonymously, and I got pissed off even more about it because when I turned around there was a FUCKING COP grinning his ass off and he wouldn't admit to having seen it happen. Bizarrely, the cop looked just like Clarence from Boston Legal. So I roughed up the cop until he admitted who did it (and collared him).
The weird thing? I'm pretty sure I've had this dream before and just never remembered it. It had that "oh, fuck, not THIS again" feel to it. Well, the dating camp part in general. Not so much the murder and the roughing up the cop thing.
It does not take Sigmund fucking Freud to analyze this dream. I hate "dating". Sigh.
Current Mood: avoiding vector calculus
Current Music: Joaquin Phoenix & Reese Witherspoon - It Ain't Me Babe
lol, I don't know about any of that nor have I seen anything about religious affiliation, but I know they don't do same-sex matching. I didn't know it had gotten any kind of rep as a Christian dating site. In fact, all dating sites I'd seen were either "Find True love" (insert picture of super-slut) or "Find Christian Couples in your area" (insert picture of super-slut dressed like frigid church-goer). Ok, that last might be exaggerated, but barely. BTW, I'm not Christian... they didn't ask anything having to do with religion that I can remember...
The shrink from eHarmony has been doing relationship counseling for 45 years and he has a whole rating system of compatability traits; he says happily married couples are matched on 20 of the 29 characteristics. I did the free personality profile (not some simple thing - 30 minutes just to do it) and I'm skeptical about silly tests but it was pretty dead on so I tried the site. Now I'm not shy and I've met guys everywhere (work, auditions, clubs, parking lots!, online) but I personally liked eHarmony and stuck with it for a while (I didn't find him right away) because although none of the guys I met were a decent match for a while, their characteristics were closer to what I was looking for. They were consistently intelligent, on par ya know, active, interesting, etc., whereas meeting guys from the general public often brough up guys with serious flaws. So I liked the prospects I got and supplemented my normal dating with eHarmony guys. :)
That's just my opinion and of course I have a good opinions 'cause my husband rocks! I have a friend who didn't like it as much... but she's not successful at dating in general and would eliminate guys for wierd quirky preferences, such as a wierd name. How can you expect to meet anyone if you pick off the prospects left and right because they happened to be named Hezzikiah? Whatev.
p.s. I must admit, it is pretty darn neat being with someone so incredibly compatible. Who knows if it was the science or fate via the website, but I'd never even CONSIDERED marrying someone before. But with this guy, it's fun! (been married 2 years now)